'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
20015 (Feb 02 - Feb 08)$38,556,243-41%$124,749,00011%The Wedding Planner
20115 (Feb 04 - Feb 10)$89,445,107-33%$115,019,000-30%The Roommate
20135 (Feb 01 - Feb 07)$85,975,504-24%$118,750,000-21%Warm Bodies
20045 (Jan 30 - Feb 05)$81,819,669-21%$120,610,000-16%You Got Served
20075 (Feb 02 - Feb 08)$83,010,626-10%$118,060,000-10%The Messengers
20065 (Feb 03 - Feb 09)$92,114,345-9%$131,194,0001%When a Stranger Calls (2006)
20095 (Jan 30 - Feb 05)$122,618,955-1%$164,511,000-2%Taken
20145 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-1%$114,101,000-4%Ride Along
20105 (Jan 29 - Feb 04)$134,079,0779%$163,539,000-1%Avatar
20035 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$103,821,92213%$143,479,00013%The Recruit
20055 (Feb 04 - Feb 10)$101,467,12924%$129,984,0008%Boogeyman
20125 (Feb 03 - Feb 09)$113,105,12426%$151,172,00031%Chronicle
20085 (Feb 01 - Feb 07)$124,272,58950%$167,475,00042%Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
20025 (Feb 01 - Feb 07)$91,992,466139%$126,615,0001%Black Hawk Down
20005 (Feb 04 - Feb 10)$65,781,725232%$112,052,000--Scream 3