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, Aug. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wedding Crashers$3,356,171-48%3,030105$1,108$118,983,6453New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,832,235-44%3,775-15$750$150,926,8203Warner Bros.
3Sky High$2,222,696-47%2,905--$765$16,856,0051Disney
4Stealth$1,613,911-56%3,495--$462$14,865,0311Sony / Columbia
5Must Love Dogs$1,541,501-54%2,505--$615$14,397,5191Warner Bros.
6The Island (2005)$974,438-50%3,13816$311$25,293,2672DreamWorks
7Bad News Bears$937,445-45%3,1830$295$23,604,7162Paramount
8Fantastic Four$937,152-55%2,744-705$342$137,195,7994Fox
9War of the Worlds$731,208-56%2,324-941$315$219,097,3945Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$456,427-62%1,0152$450$15,048,1972Paramount Classics