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 Thu, Aug. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freaky Friday (2003)$4,892,198-19%2,710--$1,805$10,897,2810Disney
2American Wedding$3,235,808-11%3,172--$1,020$49,752,5941Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,314,9291%3,390-26$683$219,728,6754Disney
4Seabiscuit$1,912,089-3%2,421432$790$57,551,7022Universal
5Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,804,882-9%3,36420$537$77,313,9192Miramax / Dimension
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,286,823-3%3,2220$399$48,499,4192Paramount
7Bad Boys II$1,274,6870%3,022-180$422$117,052,9263Sony / Columbia
8Finding Nemo$492,197-7%1,777-248$277$322,403,73510Disney
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$363,054-2%2,007-525$181$60,636,8194Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$333,769-4%1,760-900$190$144,368,6455Warner Bros.