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. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$1,254,4274%2,83530$442$44,311,8682Warner Bros.
2The Replacements$1,159,7220%2,754--$421$16,192,8541Warner Bros.
3Hollow Man$1,104,649-3%2,9560$374$55,568,7622Sony / Columbia
4What Lies Beneath$1,066,9431%2,92558$365$116,653,5534DreamWorks
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$926,2112%3,2514$285$97,987,0133Universal
6X-Men$508,9291%2,145-629$237$146,100,9635Fox
7The Perfect Storm$314,9986%1,938-664$163$171,806,5937Warner Bros.
8Disney's The Kid$295,28913%1,517-462$195$62,111,9756Disney
9Scary Movie$278,8973%1,944-653$143$145,453,9646Miramax / Dimension
10Thomas and the Magic Railroad$177,63111%1,502-608$118$12,002,6713Destination