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, May. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$793,555-11%2,839--$280$28,398,7561Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$774,140-10%2,9866$259$48,117,2322Fox
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$433,509-13%2,674-399$162$54,783,4133Miramax
413 Going on 30$385,327-19%3,45315$112$37,060,4312Sony / Columbia
5Godsend$348,414-13%2,323--$150$8,576,6741Lionsgate
6Laws of Attraction$326,425-22%2,449--$133$8,418,9351New Line
7The Punisher$261,332-7%2,267-382$115$30,956,2793Lionsgate
8Envy$250,841-14%2,445--$103$7,463,8881DreamWorks
9The Passion of the Christ$127,849-5%1,832-437$70$367,245,57910Newmarket
10Hellboy$115,523-6%1,563-655$74$58,029,3425Sony / Columbia