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 Fri, Sep. 9 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 9 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcism of Emily Rose$11,278,900--2,981--$3,784$11,278,9001Sony / Screen Gems
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,453,504225%2,97473$825$76,861,6084Universal
3Transporter 2$2,268,050188%3,32017$683$25,199,4022Fox
4Red Eye$1,444,627301%3,076-58$470$48,146,7024DreamWorks
5The Constant Gardener$1,400,123176%1,38135$1,014$15,692,3232Focus
6The Man$1,283,951--2,040--$629$1,283,9511New Line
7Wedding Crashers$984,157225%2,181-235$451$197,776,7659New Line
8The Brothers Grimm$953,014154%2,750-348$347$30,910,7213Miramax / Dimension
9Four Brothers$864,830197%2,093-342$413$66,190,3905Paramount
10March of the Penguins$647,457158%2,403-103$269$64,985,37212Warner Independent