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, Apr. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$844,721-83%3,665-160$230$179,190,6485Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$843,885-71%3,280--$257$13,045,5951CBS Films
3Kick-Ass$800,248-70%3,0650$261$35,508,4702Lionsgate
4The Losers$727,119-70%2,936--$248$10,133,4671Warner Bros.
5Date Night$645,807-72%3,294-86$196$63,978,6263Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$644,398-75%3,271-482$197$146,207,9554Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$616,928-71%2,4590$251$29,088,8672Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$550,338-70%1,206--$456$9,075,8261Disneynature
9The Last Song$202,668-78%2,79427$73$55,662,1554Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$201,540-63%1,787-521$113$45,934,8615MGM