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 Wed, May. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$4,896,309-19%3,741--$1,309$103,040,8051Fox
2Identity$655,672-14%2,7330$240$32,227,4492Sony / Columbia
3Anger Management$521,278-16%3,471-185$150$116,910,6974Sony / Columbia
4The Lizzie McGuire Movie$462,848-7%2,825--$164$18,879,6331Disney
5Holes$340,5603%2,40253$142$46,387,6283Disney
6Confidence$251,347-12%1,8710$134$9,261,4522Lionsgate
7Malibu's Most Wanted$153,387-18%2,340-163$66$29,459,5173Warner Bros.
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$141,506-8%1,2070$117$5,641,0382MGM
9Phone Booth$115,687-12%1,174-904$99$42,886,6945Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$106,658-13%1,894-1061$56$21,909,6513MGM