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 Fri, Jun. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$14,261,610--3,231--$4,414$14,261,6101Sony / Columbia
2Lilo & Stitch$6,842,72338%3,22231$2,124$62,411,8202Disney
3Minority Report$6,477,31780%3,0010$2,158$58,312,1712Fox
4Scooby-Doo$3,819,62636%3,4470$1,108$115,406,2523Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$3,328,67284%2,66320$1,250$65,032,1783Universal
6Hey Arnold! The Movie$2,202,690--2,527--$872$2,202,6901Paramount
7The Sum of All Fears$1,458,93282%2,486-551$587$101,971,0385Paramount
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,293,7119%2,167-143$597$52,634,3444Warner Bros.
9Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$982,90340%1,801-306$546$283,566,8317Fox
10Windtalkers$970,60329%2,529-369$384$30,578,3823MGM