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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$47,600,000-42%4,0040$11,888$172,425,4482Disney
2The Heat$36,750,000--3,181--$11,553$36,750,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,250,000-56%3,6070$8,109$123,172,2942Paramount
4White House Down$24,750,000--3,222--$7,682$24,750,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,300,000-51%4,131-76$4,914$248,140,1063Warner Bros.
6Now You See Me$5,800,000-26%2,564-259$2,262$104,980,5915Lionsgate / Summit
7Fast & Furious 6$2,300,000-53%1,550-867$1,484$233,202,7706Universal
8The Internship$1,300,000-62%1,008-908$1,290$41,580,0864Fox
9The Purge$1,200,000-67%1,122-1079$1,070$62,762,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic$850,000-53%774-1220$1,098$103,039,5256Fox
2The Bling Ring$780,000-61%630-20$1,238$4,293,3053A24
3The Croods$440,000-13%307-17$1,433$184,392,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The East$250,000-32%185-10$1,351$1,635,0645Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,400,000-37%0-924--$405,432,0569Disney