'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, May. 23 - Sun, May. 25

Wide (1000+)

1X-Men: Days of Future Past$90,823,660--3,996--$22,729$90,823,6601Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$30,946,416-67%3,9520$7,831$148,294,7832Warner Bros.
3Blended$14,284,031--3,555--$4,018$14,284,0311Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$14,022,660-44%3,266-45$4,294$113,702,5253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$7,823,388-53%3,160-831$2,476$184,924,5804Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$6,968,980-34%3,0190$2,308$20,503,7852Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$3,710,407-41%2,154-900$1,723$77,808,8295Fox
8Rio 2$2,467,206-34%1,701-670$1,450$121,565,2467Fox
9Heaven is for Real$2,033,488-54%1,720-1173$1,182$85,833,5666Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,744,727-52%1,373-898$1,271$253,585,7258Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

1Chef$2,266,586220%498426$4,551$3,554,8853Open Road
2Belle$1,654,79976%453280$3,653$3,854,5594Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$777,515-56%861-185$903$8,743,3613Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$691,352-41%644-347$1,074$147,901,27310Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$657,051-37%360-270$1,825$56,589,49712Fox Searchlight
6Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend$583,172--161--$3,622$583,1721Eros International
7The Railway Man$551,94381%600417$920$3,443,3367Weinstein Company
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$449,827-77%674-1904$667$7,683,1053Clarius Entertainment
9The Immigrant$442,774905%147144$3,012$513,1142Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$407,255-22%323-32$1,261$254,921,74316Warner Bros.
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$283,633-7%286-33$992$109,676,48512Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Fading Gigolo$278,617-30%186-170$1,498$3,118,3106Millennium Entertainment
13Fed Up$243,55632%10247$2,388$704,5923RADiUS-TWC
14God's Not Dead$235,402-68%245-535$961$59,505,63610Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Muppets Most Wanted$195,39288%26974$726$50,382,52810Disney
17Brick Mansions$157,343-69%168-556$937$19,961,0515Relativity Media
18Non-Stop (2014)$148,410-45%153-67$970$91,667,11513Universal
21Transcendence$94,906-66%202-113$470$22,828,8206Warner Bros.
22Draft Day$77,625-79%145-350$535$28,570,1857Lionsgate / Summit
23Oculus$58,805-28%105-35$560$27,523,8417Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

1Ida (2014)$204,20161%3413$6,006$611,8454Music Box Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$150,6475%392$3,863$2,119,6998Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Lunchbox$96,501-41%68-62$1,419$3,859,73213Sony Pictures Classics
4Palo Alto$96,149-9%426$2,289$358,8723Tribeca Film
5Words and Pictures$87,879--10--$8,788$87,8791Roadside Attractions
6The Hornet's Nest$83,224261%5740$1,460$148,6993Freestyle Releasing
7Only Lovers Left Alive$81,025-34%70-25$1,158$1,449,2517Sony Pictures Classics
8A Haunted House 2$75,053-19%88-36$853$17,171,9256Open Road
9Journey to the South Pacific$71,756-1%183$3,986$2,849,16526IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
10Hubble 3D$66,55517%204$3,328$44,267,729219Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Under the Skin (2014)$51,507-34%32-24$1,610$2,325,2898A24
12Jerusalem 3D$46,91436%217$2,234$4,234,32436National Geographic
13Chinese Puzzle$42,37080%108$4,237$78,9072Cohen Media Group
14Need For Speed$40,849-67%89-71$459$43,442,48811Disney / DreamWorks
15Cold in July$40,317--6--$6,720$40,3171IFC Films
16The Quiet Ones$38,757-76%92-249$421$8,447,6585Lionsgate
17Frozen (2013)$34,955-19%73-39$479$400,577,50127Disney
18The German Doctor$33,898-46%23-16$1,474$340,2195IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
19300: Rise of an Empire$33,114-80%71-84$466$106,563,98812Warner Bros.
20Heropanti$32,831--16--$2,052$32,8311UTV Motion Pictures
21Finding Vivian Maier$28,378-55%40-24$709$1,313,4249IFC Films
22The Dance of Reality$24,768--2--$12,384$24,7681ABKCO Films
23The Double (2014)$23,669-20%164$1,479$94,9553Magnolia Pictures
24Redwood Highway$14,950231%85$1,869$35,1507Monterey Media
2550 to 1$14,657479%104$1,466$701,56010Ten Furlongs
26Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$13,744--2--$6,872$13,7441IFC Films
27Le Week-End$13,316-61%21-19$634$2,186,81711Music Box Films
28Walking with the Enemy$12,451-59%21-26$593$826,0955Liberty Studios
29God's Pocket$12,002-84%28-52$429$154,7303IFC Films
30Jodorowsky's Dune$11,69910%173$688$577,80310Sony Pictures Classics
31Half of a Yellow Sun$9,668100%65$1,611$17,1022Monterey Media
32The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$8,066-46%11-4$733$219,0098Zeitgeist Films
33Particle Fever$7,002-63%3-8$2,334$842,46112Abramorama / Bond 360
34Godzilla: The Japanese Original$6,822-8%4-4$1,706$128,0026Rialto Pictures
35Young and Beautiful$6,27134%85$784$41,6645IFC Films
36Accident (2014 re-issue)$5,798--1--$5,798$5,7981Rialto Pictures
37Nymphomaniac: Volume I$4,870-28%5-2$974$772,73810Magnolia Pictures
38To the Arctic 3D$4,851-35%50$970$14,061,655110Warner Bros. / IMAX
39Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$4,704-7%54$941$16,9592International Film Circuit
40Under the Sea 3D$4,574-42%92$508$33,970,153276Warner Bros. / IMAX
41Tim's Vermeer$3,831-6%5-2$766$1,670,80617Sony Pictures Classics
42Son of God$3,762-52%21-25$179$59,688,97013Fox
43Bad Words$2,921-86%21-62$139$7,777,56011Focus
442 States$2,519-93%4-28$630$2,236,6296UTV Motion Pictures
45Nymphomaniac: Volume II$2,21012%60$368$318,5178Magnolia Pictures
46The Raid 2$2,189-68%6-5$365$2,609,5819Sony Pictures Classics
47Born to Be Wild 3D$2,156-33%122$180$23,326,145164Warner Bros. / IMAX
48For No Good Reason$2,110-51%4-3$528$34,4095Sony Pictures Classics
49Bicycling with Molière$1,8351%2-2$918$35,5575Strand Releasing
50Ilo Ilo$1,16710%2-1$584$39,6288Film Movement
51The Unknown Known$1,15375%52$231$268,6708RADiUS-TWC
52Blue Ruin$1,118-88%5-19$224$246,9035RADiUS-TWC
53The Jewish Cardinal$9227%2-1$461$127,76120Film Movement
54Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$845--1--$845$57,36915Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
55Next Year Jerusalem$836-68%10$836$4,3602First Run Features
56Deep Sea 3D$695--3--$232$46,047,731430Warner Bros. / IMAX
57That Demon Within$629-46%10$629$170,7256China Lion Film
58For a Woman$617-56%1-3$617$15,2134Film Movement
59Tasting Menu$505-80%1-3$505$14,8716Magnolia Pictures
60Alan Partridge$444-83%2-2$222$153,1468Magnolia Pictures
61Grand Départ$339--1--$339$3391Rialto Premieres
6220 Feet from Stardom$33251%21$166$4,945,60450RADiUS-TWC
63The Missing Picture$324-2%20$162$51,33710Strand Releasing
64Sweet Dreams (2013)$320--3--$107$53,25730International Film Circuit
65Stage Fright (2014)$305-79%1-9$305$6,6933Magnolia / Magnet
66In Bloom$280119%10$280$51,55420Big World Pictures
67More Than the Rainbow$96--1--$96$1,6774First Run Features
68No God, No Master$58-27%10$58$6,7969Monterey Media