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, Dec. 16 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 16 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maid in Manhattan$1,488,899-68%2,838--$525$20,201,6211Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek: Nemesis$1,162,513-72%2,711--$429$19,675,2151Paramount
3Drumline$741,557-76%1,836--$404$13,346,5411Fox
4Die Another Day$610,142-70%3,37730$181$132,465,3914MGM
5The Hot Chick$460,476-74%2,217--$208$7,862,9431Disney
6Analyze That$448,566-67%2,6350$170$20,228,2852Warner Bros.
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$446,902-78%3,025-362$148$223,070,6615Warner Bros.
8The Santa Clause 2$247,121-80%2,207-149$112$125,672,5647Disney
9Treasure Planet$172,908-83%2,192-1035$79$28,079,5993Disney
10My Big Fat Greek Wedding$160,931--1,230-27$131$199,456,75835IFC Films