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 Fri, Jun. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$11,329,890--2,694--$4,206$11,329,8901Fox
2The Terminal$6,148,376--2,811--$2,187$6,148,3761DreamWorks
3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$5,301,06249%3,805-50$1,393$178,201,5633Warner Bros.
4Shrek 2$4,156,22946%3,306-537$1,257$368,841,4945DreamWorks
5Garfield$3,633,80564%3,15056$1,154$34,650,5962Fox
6The Stepford Wives$3,111,17444%3,0570$1,018$33,364,1532Paramount
7The Chronicles of Riddick$2,853,54149%2,7570$1,035$35,938,0132Universal
8The Day After Tomorrow$2,358,75663%2,667-543$884$161,566,3574Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$2,155,12858%2,801--$769$4,940,9791Disney
10Troy$501,32524%1,303-700$385$127,756,9206Warner Bros.