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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$20,500,000--3,277--$6,256$20,500,0001Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$17,000,000-54%3,7929$4,483$64,287,5002Universal
342 (2013)$10,200,000-42%3,405155$2,996$68,554,3723Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$7,500,000--2,633--$2,848$7,500,0001Lionsgate
5The Croods$6,400,000-31%3,283-152$1,949$162,824,7836Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$3,500,000-39%2,707-468$1,293$116,276,1435Paramount
7Scary Movie 5$3,200,000-48%2,733-669$1,171$27,236,9363Weinstein / Dimension
8Olympus Has Fallen$2,750,000-39%2,334-304$1,178$93,058,4726FilmDistrict
9The Place Beyond the Pines$2,700,000-45%1,58442$1,705$16,224,8715Focus
10Jurassic Park 3D$2,300,000-43%1,848-482$1,245$41,990,3754Universal
11Evil Dead$1,900,000-54%2,186-637$869$51,767,7584Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

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