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 Thu, Aug. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$2,277,124-1%2,956--$770$37,256,9381Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$1,887,5302%2,805--$673$26,010,2991Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$1,624,875-2%2,86742$567$102,268,4413DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,558,896-7%3,2475$480$83,764,8762Universal
5X-Men$803,447-2%2,774-333$290$139,784,3944Fox
6The Perfect Storm$504,239-1%2,602-491$194$167,744,1056Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie$494,450-4%2,597-659$190$143,515,7035Miramax / Dimension
8Disney's The Kid$442,878-12%1,979-349$224$60,376,0765Disney
9Pokemon: The Movie 2000$302,889-17%2,359-393$128$38,338,0573Warner Bros.
10The Patriot$281,1743%1,810-519$155$106,891,8286Sony / Columbia