Grosses

'American Sniper' Claims $217.1M After Two Weeks of Wide ReleaseJanuary 30, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper took in $3.67 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a fourteenth straight day. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down a significant 52 percent from last Thursday. American Sniper easily led the weekly box office with $81.32 million for the frame. That was down a healthy 39 percent from the previous week and places the film's domestic total at $217.09 million after two weeks of wide release. American Sniper is running an extremely impressive 56 percent ahead of the $139.54 million two-week take of 2013's Gravity.

The Boy Next Door held steady in second place with $0.792 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal fell 6 percent from Wednesday's performance. The Boy Next Door placed in second for the week with $18.59 million. The film was off to a very solid start this week, especially with its low production budget in mind. The Boy Next Door is running 18 percent ahead of the $15.71 million seven-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer took in $0.685 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. The Wedding Ringer placed in third for the week with $14.367 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $42.44 million.

The Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game continued to claim fourth with $0.542 million for the day. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch fell a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and just 13 percent from last Thursday. The Imitation Game placed in fifth for the week with $9.28 million and has grossed a healthy $62.78 million to date.

Fellow Best Picture nominee Selma was up two spots and 14 percent over Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.480 million. The critically acclaimed film from Paramount finished in seventh this week with $7.19 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous frame and places the film's total gross at $40.91 million after three weeks of wide release.

Paddington was down one spot and 2 percent from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.447 million. The well received family film from The Weinstein Company placed in fourth for the week with $14.364 million. Paddington was down 48 percent from last week and has grossed $42.04 million in its first two weeks.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Dec. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$18,466,1231%3,4564$5,343$269,060,0762Fox
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$11,777,294-6%3,70044$3,183$112,132,9131Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$9,723,643-5%3,626--$2,682$93,411,1751Warner Bros.
4It's Complicated$4,402,6753%2,887--$1,525$35,049,3601Universal
5The Princess and the Frog$3,329,189-1%3,4750$958$73,441,8063Disney
6The Blind Side$3,045,0002%2,766-641$1,101$192,963,3416Warner Bros.
7Up in the Air$2,304,0004%1,8950$1,216$30,829,8774Paramount
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,200,000-1%2,7180$442$19,117,3082Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,013,095-1%1,4121408$717$8,932,5652The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,010,0006%1,593-1049$634$283,890,6236Summit