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, Nov. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brother Bear$1,463,442-82%3,0303028$483$21,265,9871Disney
2Scary Movie 3$1,412,298-74%3,5050$403$78,957,7042Miramax / Dimension
3The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$712,881-71%2,970-48$240$66,769,5383New Line
4Radio$692,397-74%3,0740$225$26,940,8302Sony / Columbia
5Mystic River$512,408-71%1,55158$330$34,060,2833Warner Bros.
6Kill Bill Vol. 1$489,272-65%2,429-204$201$61,377,2904Miramax
7Runaway Jury$484,654-71%2,736-79$177$33,798,2283Fox
8School of Rock$302,168-78%2,786-165$108$69,546,6835Paramount
9Intolerable Cruelty$191,859-69%1,661-629$116$32,089,2254Universal
10Under the Tuscan Sun$150,967-68%1,142-82$132$39,980,7296Disney