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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jul. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$6,332,506-56%3,025--$2,093$60,804,5671Fox
2Scary Movie$3,290,928-58%3,152240$1,044$93,212,9812Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$1,803,641-64%3,4070$529$130,309,3103Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$1,310,140-57%2,320153$565$31,317,2952Disney
5The Patriot$1,088,720-65%3,0610$356$83,858,9563Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$715,879-57%2,850-146$251$77,819,8324Fox
7Gone in 60 Seconds$345,622-54%1,702-169$203$91,337,2376Disney
8Big Momma's House$331,326-56%1,643-283$202$108,631,1727Fox
9The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$314,385-56%2,328-154$135$20,732,5103Universal
10Mission: Impossible II$260,432-58%1,709-348$152$207,929,4718Paramount