Grosses

'American Sniper' Adds $18.3M on Second Friday, Continuing to Pursue More Box Office RecordsJanuary 24, 2015 02:40 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Warner Bros. reports American Sniper eased just 40 percent from last Friday to $18.33 million yesterday, easily holding onto first place. To date, the blockbuster war drama has earned $154.1 million domestically. BoxOffice projects a $65 million haul this weekend. Should that hold, it would be one of the top eight sophomore weekends in history (second only to Avatar and the original Spider-Man among non-sequels), and the biggest ever second weekend gross for a non-franchise movie -- topping The Passion of the Christ's $53.2 million second frame. Sniper is currently running 68 percent ahead of where Gravity stood at the same point, and is currently in line with the eight-day $153 million take posted by Passion in 2004. The Bradley Cooper-led, Clint Eastwood-helmed Oscar nominee should approach, if not cross, the $200 million domestic mark by the end of the weekend.

The Boy Next Door grabbed a solid $5.7 million in its first day on Friday. The Jennifer Lopez thriller is on target to bring in $15.7 million over its debut weekend, a positive start for the micro-budget flick.

The Wedding Ringer added $3.3 million yesterday, down 53 percent from its opening day last weekend. With $31.4 million in the bank through 8 days of release, BoxOffice projects a $10.9 million sophomore frame.

Paddington eased 44 percent from opening day last week to $2.6 million on Friday, giving the well-received animated adaptation a $30.3 million domestic total through eight days of release. BoxOffice projects $12.4 million for the weekend.

The Imitation Game tacked on another $1.92 million yesterday as it added another 414 theaters this weekend. The multiple Oscar nominee has tallied $55.4 million thus far. BoxOffice projects a $7.5 million weekend.

Unfortunately, the other two openers this weekend struggled to find an audience in a crowded marketplace. Mortdecai bowed to $1.47 million on Friday, setting it on a course for a $4.5 million weekend. Meanwhile, Strange Magic pulled $1.3 million on its first day and is expected to tally around $5 million for its opening weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$15,059,973--2,824--$5,333$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$11,554,755--2,531--$4,565$11,554,7551Universal
3Rollerball$9,013,548--2,762--$3,263$9,013,5481MGM
4Snow Dogs$7,178,242-30%2,4540$2,925$59,914,2854Disney
5The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$6,454,984-26%2,199-12$2,935$32,359,5733Disney
6A Walk to Remember$5,543,731-37%2,311-109$2,399$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
7The Mothman Prophecies$4,870,476-34%2,275-56$2,141$28,011,7383Sony / Screen Gems
8Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,402,774-64%1,266-1209$1,108$14,224,5543Fox
9Slackers$1,126,059-60%1,877-16$600$4,815,0402Sony / Columbia
10Orange County$1,118,456-61%1,406-819$795$39,662,3265Paramount