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. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,636,662-62%3,242--$1,430$47,154,4431Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,051,516-57%2,82512$1,080$72,404,6462DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,702,040-57%3,107-5$548$124,641,8073Fox
4Scary Movie$1,110,647-58%3,256-45$341$133,884,3394Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$906,592-63%3,093-110$293$158,968,3075Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$834,129-48%2,328-15$358$52,996,6514Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$825,626-57%2,7520$300$33,885,9312Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$603,048-57%2,106--$286$7,122,5041Destination
9The Patriot$530,249-61%2,329-422$228$101,732,0175Sony / Columbia
10Loser$484,858-44%2,0160$241$12,534,2992Sony / Columbia