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, Feb. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,628,492-77%2,194--$742$31,659,3931Lionsgate
2Eight Below$856,438-81%3,0726$279$46,062,9792Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$511,674-83%3,313-164$154$61,359,8063Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$479,425-76%2,8982$165$34,292,9372Fox
5Final Destination 3$411,655-73%2,726-154$151$45,364,3143New Line
6Firewall$403,531-73%2,740-100$147$37,697,3063Warner Bros.
7Curious George$378,364-84%2,60937$145$43,726,6733Universal
8Running Scared$340,919-68%1,611--$212$3,725,4801New Line
9Freedomland$233,613-70%2,3610$99$10,983,6202Sony / Columbia
10Brokeback Mountain$224,290-66%1,359-241$165$75,643,94612Focus