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 Tue, Jul. 3 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A.I. Artificial Intelligence$4,389,42817%3,242--$1,354$37,491,3061Warner Bros.
2The Fast and the Furious$3,131,1454%2,72395$1,150$84,008,5972Universal
3Dr. Dolittle 2$2,819,61122%3,0534$924$17,101,4972Fox
4Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$1,952,60822%3,34937$583$58,867,2273Paramount
5Shrek$1,699,25928%2,704-303$628$231,169,1047DreamWorks
6Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,664,63216%3,030-41$549$30,227,7363Disney
7Baby Boy$1,101,1485%1,533--$718$5,232,1121Sony / Columbia
8Pearl Harbor$1,040,79346%2,305-363$452$181,492,6956Disney
9crazy/beautiful$941,648-1%1,601--$588$1,890,2671Disney
10Swordfish$827,31134%2,225-435$372$27,341,2254Warner Bros.