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, Aug. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$2,504,951-22%3,014--$831$45,839,4201New Line
2S.W.A.T.$1,762,950-15%3,22018$548$75,553,3502Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,580,634-10%2,97925$531$63,524,9642Disney
4Open Range$1,335,214-10%2,075--$643$18,501,0001Disney
5Uptown Girls$1,252,719-16%2,495--$502$15,522,4131MGM
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,158,243-11%2,710-460$427$252,455,9586Disney
7American Wedding$1,001,615-15%2,985-190$336$84,128,1783Universal
8Seabiscuit$923,373-5%2,46234$375$85,816,5044Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$640,749-8%3,003-385$213$98,876,3264Miramax / Dimension
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$358,046-8%1,926-1110$186$60,183,6154Paramount