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, Oct. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$2,601,2348%3,357--$775$41,560,0251Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$1,376,19216%3,30310$417$67,900,6602Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$800,06043%1,971130$406$135,656,56425IFC Films
4The Tuxedo$541,10410%3,0220$179$29,020,5892DreamWorks
5The Banger Sisters$361,51232%2,532-206$143$24,934,9833Fox Searchlight
6Barbershop$350,121-2%2,176125$161$60,743,7444MGM
7The Four Feathers$178,71721%2,1870$82$15,845,1873Paramount
8One Hour Photo$165,96332%1,261-46$132$29,074,8997Fox Searchlight
9Signs$114,76022%1,537-246$75$223,608,14410Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$94,41313%1,507-1198$63$13,681,3033Warner Bros.