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 Thu, Jan. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$3,945,2134%3,285-137$1,201$517,158,2845Fox
2The Book of Eli$2,044,2181%3,111--$657$45,003,2231Warner Bros.
3It's Complicated$774,8657%2,670-285$290$92,460,0604Universal
4The Lovely Bones$764,4074%2,5632560$298$22,824,1206Paramount / DreamWorks
5Sherlock Holmes$727,2376%3,173-453$229$184,448,7834Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$480,4586%2,107-111$228$65,355,1907Paramount
7The Blind Side$474,09816%2,408-472$197$229,352,2899Warner Bros.
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$410,3087%3,296-345$124$197,892,4754Fox
9Leap Year (2010)$401,96510%2,5121$160$19,966,1852Universal
10Daybreakers$387,727-1%2,5230$154$26,545,2952Lionsgate