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 Mon, Jan. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$5,111,193-68%3,422-39$1,494$436,318,5734Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$1,227,375-71%3,6260$338$166,380,4683Warner Bros.
3Daybreakers$1,193,254-67%2,523--$473$16,339,9461Lionsgate
4It's Complicated$901,275-69%2,95558$305$77,271,8153Universal
5Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$655,415-87%3,641-106$180$179,262,2113Fox
6Youth in Revolt$641,110-61%1,873--$342$7,529,4441The Weinstein Company
7Leap Year (2010)$577,530-72%2,511--$230$9,780,3451Universal
8Up in the Air$560,060-70%2,218323$253$55,372,7596Paramount
9The Blind Side$501,226-73%2,880-46$174$219,319,6258Warner Bros.
10The Princess and the Frog$236,218-84%2,620-708$90$92,817,7235Disney