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 Sat, Apr. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$8,335,237-23%2,971--$2,806$19,110,7641Miramax
2The Punisher$5,200,1991%2,649--$1,963$10,350,5241Lionsgate
3Hellboy$2,867,63597%2,897-146$990$48,981,4983Sony / Columbia
4Johnson Family Vacation$2,751,19457%1,3269$2,075$19,536,1902Fox Searchlight
5Home on the Range$2,392,44459%2,735-323$875$36,174,1553Disney
6Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$2,312,02374%2,810-320$823$70,724,8094Warner Bros.
7Walking Tall$1,988,22138%2,444-392$814$35,461,5863MGM
8Ella Enchanted$1,825,37137%1,9398$941$12,499,7232Miramax
9The Alamo (2004)$1,801,56245%2,6090$691$15,310,7292Disney
10The Passion of the Christ$1,692,28250%2,848-392$594$359,532,9038Newmarket