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, Jun. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$6,627,731-58%3,858--$1,718$79,526,7271Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,226,539-55%3,45127$935$99,922,3212Fox
3Madagascar$1,450,873-55%3,533-396$411$148,283,1484DreamWorks
4The Longest Yard (2005)$1,132,764-49%3,312-342$342$133,276,2814Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,129,847-68%2,923-399$387$349,267,5795Fox
6The Perfect Man$793,227-33%2,087--$380$6,094,7441Universal
7The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$783,396-60%2,6550$295$24,802,3402Miramax / Dimension
8Cinderella Man$639,262-63%2,610-210$245$44,532,6383Universal
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$592,622-11%2,206-377$269$30,750,7673Warner Bros.
10The Honeymooners$310,480-59%1,9120$162$9,864,8882Paramount