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, Mar. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
116 Blocks$915,920-1%2,706--$338$13,694,0031Warner Bros.
2Eight Below$601,8600%3,12250$193$59,840,8133Disney
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$560,128-18%2,1940$255$48,990,0832Lionsgate
4Ultraviolet$536,296-13%2,558--$210$10,217,8151Sony / Screen Gems
5Dave Chappelle's Block Party$371,550-13%1,200--$310$7,015,2001Rogue
6The Pink Panther (2006)$332,8850%3,024-289$110$70,335,1584Sony / Columbia
7Firewall$268,18712%2,212-528$121$43,000,0324Warner Bros.
8Date Movie$257,935-7%2,603-295$99$41,244,4813Fox
9Brokeback Mountain$245,4440%1,272-87$193$79,394,25113Focus
10Aquamarine$244,844-17%2,512--$97$8,024,1041Fox