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 Tue, Sep. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$784,247-71%2,09261$375$36,021,4122Miramax
2Paparazzi$543,890-68%2,115--$257$8,398,7101Fox
3Without a Paddle$444,292-77%2,75626$161$40,299,0483Paramount
4Wicker Park$421,760-69%2,598--$162$7,242,7031MGM
5Collateral$374,999-74%2,348-380$160$89,275,3365DreamWorks
6Vanity Fair$374,623-74%1,051--$356$7,783,4801Focus
7Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$364,519-77%2,9050$125$24,225,4382Sony / Screen Gems
8The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$336,970-83%3,139-192$107$85,837,5194Disney
9Exorcist: The Beginning$274,569-69%2,452-361$112$38,319,6773Warner Bros.
10The Bourne Supremacy$266,161-78%1,717-362$155$165,030,3657Universal