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, Mar. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Failure to Launch$2,050,7061%3,057--$671$32,670,6191Paramount
2The Shaggy Dog (2006)$1,585,12110%3,501--$453$22,257,8901Disney
3The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$1,100,763-5%2,620--$420$20,731,8191Fox Searchlight
416 Blocks$616,612-6%2,7060$228$25,436,2952Warner Bros.
5Eight Below$610,6671%2,970-152$206$68,959,6004Disney
6The Pink Panther (2006)$381,9604%2,302-722$166$76,110,5465Sony / Columbia
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$348,88410%1,812-382$193$57,097,0233Lionsgate
8Aquamarine$330,9748%2,53826$130$13,664,3232Fox
9Ultraviolet$317,375-6%2,5580$124$16,203,1652Sony / Screen Gems
10Curious George$309,5173%1,942-648$159$53,767,5245Universal