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, Nov. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$2,935,68982%3,654--$803$48,747,2621Disney
2Get Rich or Die Tryin'$2,078,223-43%1,652--$1,258$5,702,9520Paramount
3Jarhead$1,687,6109%2,411--$700$34,800,6731Universal
4Saw II$1,306,21434%2,9490$443$64,750,2622Lionsgate
5The Legend of Zorro$844,58258%3,5200$240$32,890,5082Sony / Columbia
6Prime$551,71840%1,83710$300$15,044,0712Universal
7Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$439,26560%2,617126$168$25,122,4313DreamWorks
8The Weather Man$287,04819%1,5100$190$9,622,7262Paramount
9Flightplan$222,62453%1,445-321$154$85,064,9567Disney
10North Country$195,663-1%2,211-344$88$16,422,9903Warner Bros.