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, Jul. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$17,916,45929%4,16614$4,301$243,030,2002Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$9,600,799-11%3,091--$3,106$20,359,7421DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$5,747,65016%3,086--$1,862$19,134,4601Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$4,257,29528%2,011286$2,117$76,683,9973Lionsgate
5White Chicks$2,489,08427%2,201-599$1,131$55,126,8423Sony / Columbia
6The Notebook (2004)$2,474,65317%2,288-35$1,082$41,147,9453New Line
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$2,211,38617%2,444-509$905$96,256,1524Fox
8The Terminal$2,076,12938%2,313-469$898$63,866,5044DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$1,752,78628%2,142-467$818$417,200,3378DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,578,27536%2,002-723$788$231,484,5156Warner Bros.