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 Wed, Mar. 29 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 29 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$1,873,402-14%2,818--$665$35,281,0271Universal
2V for Vendetta$983,448-9%3,3650$292$49,363,8172Warner Bros.
3Failure to Launch$768,844-5%3,20285$240$65,850,7013Paramount
4The Shaggy Dog (2006)$600,006-12%3,421-80$175$49,731,4243Disney
5Stay Alive$464,460-12%2,009--$231$12,331,3821Disney
6She's the Man$439,740-7%2,6318$167$21,727,8632Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$325,152-12%2,461-160$132$36,794,0833Fox Searchlight
8Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$321,164-14%1,710--$188$8,013,2861Lionsgate
9Eight Below$268,307-7%2,101-502$128$77,944,1536Disney
1016 Blocks$201,559-5%2,066-600$98$34,607,0984Warner Bros.