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 Tue, Feb. 23 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$3,149,100-6%2,991--$1,053$47,549,6631Paramount
2Avatar$1,262,678-1%2,581-104$489$690,860,59210Fox
3Valentine's Day$1,067,08614%3,6650$291$88,932,7652Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolfman$740,6850%3,2231$230$51,847,2202Universal
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$700,890-2%3,39640$206$60,132,9502Fox
6Dear John$511,96819%3,06287$167$66,742,2733Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$262,9952%1,08984$242$22,044,42410Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$244,67610%2,311-411$106$21,828,4733Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$209,1376%2,118-497$99$40,752,8264Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$178,397-2%2,523-225$71$50,083,1795Fox