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, May. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monster-in-Law$7,759,689--3,424--$2,266$7,759,6891New Line
2Kicking & Screaming$6,063,490--3,455--$1,755$6,063,4901Universal
3Unleashed$3,736,666--1,957--$1,909$3,736,6661Rogue
4Kingdom of Heaven$2,817,980118%3,2193$875$28,289,3632Fox
5House of Wax$2,259,558200%3,1110$726$17,642,8742Warner Bros.
6Crash (2005)$2,028,795133%1,87612$1,081$14,622,4562Lionsgate
7The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$1,371,100112%2,770-363$495$39,838,5853Disney
8The Interpreter$1,313,933140%2,602-212$505$57,884,1174Universal
9Mindhunters$608,830--1,040--$585$608,8301Dimension Films
10XXX: State of the Union$604,80588%2,387-1093$253$22,812,1583Sony / Columbia