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, Jul. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$26,452,732644%3,613--$7,322$30,006,5221New Line
2Stuart Little 2$3,379,93873%3,28227$1,030$27,491,2342Sony / Columbia
3Road to Perdition$3,140,539101%2,25091$1,396$57,682,0303DreamWorks
4Men in Black II$2,482,34670%3,542-99$701$167,385,5114Sony / Columbia
5K-19: The Widowmaker$2,145,126120%2,8302$758$19,841,0452Paramount
6The Country Bears$1,721,836--2,553--$674$1,721,8361Disney
7Mr. Deeds$1,431,95866%2,309-514$620$113,348,4015Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$1,029,80636%2,005-624$514$33,967,0073Disney
9Minority Report$930,995110%1,365-307$682$121,223,6806Fox
10Halloween: Resurrection$862,94294%1,884-210$458$25,159,0303Miramax / Dimension