'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 Sat, Mar. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$44,209,0738%3,728--$11,859$85,014,0351Disney
2Shutter Island$5,986,03049%3,178175$1,884$92,534,6693Paramount
3Brooklyn's Finest$5,289,14012%1,936--$2,732$10,019,6831Overture
4Cop Out$4,085,54344%3,1500$1,297$30,128,8692Warner Bros.
6The Crazies$3,009,17228%2,4792$1,214$25,747,8482Overture
7Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,363,43071%2,994-308$789$76,681,8204Fox
8Valentine's Day$1,905,80435%3,040-538$627$105,468,6374Warner Bros. / New Line
9Crazy Heart$1,621,18075%1,274126$1,273$28,765,92112Fox Searchlight
10Dear John$1,234,68128%2,496-510$495$76,046,5115Sony / Screen Gems