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 Tue, Aug. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,901,436-4%2,845--$1,020$27,339,2271Universal
2Red Eye$1,604,540-7%3,079--$521$19,495,4581DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$1,141,929-9%2,649116$431$45,521,4542Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$1,019,5454%2,920-211$349$179,661,3766New Line
5The Skeleton Key$817,8090%2,7743$295$32,083,8652Universal
6March of the Penguins$731,5634%2,10239$348$49,875,7669Warner Independent
7Valiant$629,0184%2,014--$312$7,146,8491Disney
8The Dukes of Hazzard$627,7681%3,404-381$184$70,322,7503Warner Bros.
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$623,8257%2,575-729$242$193,843,2226Warner Bros.
10Sky High$496,1139%2,145-662$231$51,816,6754Disney