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, Feb. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop 2: Back in Business$1,320,147-76%2,711--$487$25,561,7651MGM
2Miracle$1,016,154-80%2,605--$390$20,395,5181Disney
3The Butterfly Effect$477,069-72%2,519-86$189$41,797,1883New Line
4Along Came Polly$369,526-77%2,958-94$125$75,420,1584Universal
5You Got Served$344,029-82%1,94310$177$26,208,5612Sony / Screen Gems
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$295,731-78%1,878-378$157$351,433,0958New Line
7Mystic River$258,035-74%1,3700$188$70,152,59017Warner Bros.
8Catch That Kid$227,214-87%2,847--$80$6,051,8021Fox
9Cold Mountain$213,836-75%1,917-583$112$83,101,6347Miramax
10Big Fish$193,128-76%1,617-663$119$59,911,1669Sony / Columbia