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 Wed, Jul. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$4,427,142-6%3,79020$1,168$127,843,4762Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$3,780,993-8%2,9250$1,293$92,253,7492New Line
3Fantastic Four$1,563,378-8%3,449-170$453$127,883,0203Fox
4The Island (2005)$1,422,106-12%3,122--$456$17,103,4941DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$1,402,342-6%3,183--$441$15,805,3671Paramount
6War of the Worlds$1,078,816-9%3,265-459$330$211,837,0814Paramount
7The Devil's Rejects$598,494-15%1,757--$341$9,208,1851Lionsgate
8Batman Begins$578,184-5%2,275-535$254$192,886,1176Warner Bros.
9Hustle and Flow$548,072-15%1,013--$541$9,997,3251Paramount Classics
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$515,511-7%1,916-454$269$176,218,6837Fox