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 Mon, Sep. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$3,708,945-15%1,619290$2,291$69,117,60320IFC Films
2Signs$3,601,943-28%3,437-16$1,048$195,581,7085Disney
3XXX$2,802,461-27%3,53619$793$123,878,2184Sony / Columbia
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$2,164,249-7%3,250-57$666$70,178,1094Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,531,805-27%2,506-299$611$203,031,0296New Line
6fear dot com$1,377,046-29%2,550--$540$7,085,8041Warner Bros.
7Blue Crush$1,156,769-28%2,820-195$410$34,711,8083Universal
8Serving Sara$963,332-21%2,17420$443$11,947,4972Paramount
9Road to Perdition$875,185-18%1,763-100$496$99,341,1698DreamWorks
10Undisputed$702,336-24%1,11715$629$9,081,5182Miramax