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 Mon, Nov. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$2,986,271-68%3,017--$990$38,129,6371Disney
2The Incredibles$1,702,961-78%3,683-250$462$179,259,3783Disney
3The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$1,537,058-82%3,212--$479$33,555,5511Paramount
4The Polar Express$1,522,993-68%3,6500$417$52,990,2352Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$845,654-66%2,4501920$345$22,357,5802Universal
6After the Sunset$403,650-69%2,8190$143$19,499,7822New Line
7Ray$343,256-70%2,027-447$169$59,535,2954Universal
8Saw$264,353-62%1,679-788$157$50,621,0454Lionsgate
9The Grudge$251,945-66%2,112-704$119$104,675,9775Sony / Columbia
10Seed of Chucky$213,745-76%2,0621$104$13,679,6202Rogue