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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
19836 (Feb 11 - Feb 13) - 1983$18,268,0484%$20,383,7756%Tootsie
19846 (Feb 10 - Feb 12) - 1984$16,773,554-8%$21,335,1705%Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
19856 (Feb 08 - Feb 10) - 1985$27,809,17166%$30,884,97445%Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
19866 (Feb 07 - Feb 09) - 1986$31,379,92413%$34,068,27010%Down and Out in Beverly Hills
19876 (Feb 06 - Feb 08) - 1987$31,910,4492%$36,173,5406%Platoon
19886 (Feb 05 - Feb 07) - 1988$34,167,5597%$36,255,5710%Good Morning, Vietnam
19896 (Feb 10 - Feb 12) - 1989$36,086,5226%$41,828,94715%The Fly II
19906 (Feb 09 - Feb 11) - 1990$33,541,808-7%$44,026,5725%Hard to Kill
19916 (Feb 08 - Feb 10) - 1991$47,532,90142%$53,679,55422%Sleeping with the Enemy
19926 (Feb 07 - Feb 09) - 1992$43,178,687-9%$47,507,601-11%Medicine Man
19936 (Feb 05 - Feb 07) - 1993$49,145,34814%$55,894,69818%Loaded Weapon 1
19946 (Feb 11 - Feb 13) - 1994$48,342,754-2%$59,365,2536%Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
19956 (Feb 10 - Feb 12) - 1995$33,144,426-31%$36,620,496-38%Billy Madison
19966 (Feb 09 - Feb 11) - 1996$49,595,13150%$57,551,08757%Broken Arrow (1996)
19976 (Feb 07 - Feb 09) - 1997$65,668,12732%$80,669,42540%Star Wars: Special Edition
19986 (Feb 06 - Feb 08) - 1998$67,269,6542%$73,752,517-9%Titanic
19996 (Feb 05 - Feb 07) - 1999$58,207,531-13%$80,584,8329%Payback (1999)
20006 (Feb 11 - Feb 13) - 2000$71,893,72024%$92,487,19015%Scream 3
20016 (Feb 09 - Feb 11) - 2001$98,450,07937%$115,434,26725%Hannibal
20026 (Feb 08 - Feb 10) - 2002$64,305,697-35%$75,043,449-35%Collateral Damage
20036 (Feb 07 - Feb 09) - 2003$96,107,37649%$121,265,71562%How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
20046 (Feb 06 - Feb 08) - 2004$85,012,044-12%$111,993,260-8%Barbershop 2: Back in Business
20056 (Feb 11 - Feb 13) - 2005$98,391,52916%$120,263,6957%Hitch
20066 (Feb 10 - Feb 12) - 2006$97,756,886-1%$120,709,6180%The Pink Panther (2006)
20076 (Feb 09 - Feb 11) - 2007$87,055,561-11%$111,872,190-7%Norbit
20086 (Feb 08 - Feb 10) - 2008$82,974,360-5%$104,872,415-6%Fool's Gold
20096 (Feb 06 - Feb 08) - 2009$124,041,22749%$154,546,16047%He's Just Not That Into You
20106 (Feb 05 - Feb 07) - 2010$94,786,281-24%$113,588,143-27%Dear John
20116 (Feb 11 - Feb 13) - 2011$128,358,22335%$149,492,38632%Just Go With It
20126 (Feb 10 - Feb 12) - 2012$168,289,22231%$191,873,30428%The Vow
20136 (Feb 08 - Feb 10) - 2013$82,382,252-51%$104,163,039-46%Identity Thief
20146 (Feb 07 - Feb 09) - 2014$132,710,40361%$152,816,95747%The LEGO Movie