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 Thu, Aug. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$2,048,002-4%2,533--$809$30,630,5921Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$1,441,020-5%2,771--$520$22,722,6581Universal
3Wedding Crashers$1,341,692-3%3,13125$429$169,655,8425New Line
4The Dukes of Hazzard$1,229,206-6%3,7850$325$63,094,1992Warner Bros.
5March of the Penguins$1,093,3319%2,063196$530$41,954,8988Warner Independent
6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$972,086-4%3,304-398$294$188,204,6505Warner Bros.
7Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$871,837-4%3,127--$279$13,575,0471Sony / Columbia
8Sky High$767,4970%2,807-105$273$46,829,4543Disney
9Must Love Dogs$520,373-1%2,420-85$215$36,791,3203Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$266,229-2%1,617-722$165$149,636,7146Fox