'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 Sun, Apr. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$6,117,787-33%3,825-182$1,599$158,251,0664Paramount / DreamWorks
3Clash of the Titans (2010)$4,282,557-38%3,753-49$1,141$132,600,2203Warner Bros.
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$4,070,297-38%2,459--$1,655$16,217,5401Sony / Screen Gems
5Date Night$3,572,469-53%3,3806$1,057$48,666,7992Fox
6The Last Song$1,428,449-46%2,76793$516$50,187,8553Disney
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,037,755-39%2,024-506$513$324,131,3017Disney
8Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$965,040-49%1,859-296$519$54,801,8123Lionsgate
9Hot Tub Time Machine$928,696-39%2,308-303$402$42,452,7564MGM
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$815,305-38%2,149-304$379$57,088,4895Fox