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 Sat, Apr. 15 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 15 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$13,443,003-29%3,602--$3,732$32,460,5721Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$7,404,219-7%3,873-96$1,912$142,559,4883Fox
3The Benchwarmers$3,597,015-12%3,2828$1,096$33,672,0192Sony / Columbia
4The Wild$3,380,209-19%2,854--$1,184$7,560,7821Disney
5Inside Man$2,588,09819%2,477-390$1,045$73,765,0114Universal
6Take the Lead$2,502,5780%3,0090$832$20,827,7642New Line
7Thank You for Smoking$1,869,25319%1,015716$1,842$10,492,8545Fox Searchlight
8Lucky Number Slevin$1,827,05212%1,9895$919$13,007,5862MGM / Weinstein
9Failure to Launch$1,022,6586%1,950-666$524$82,562,9876Paramount
10V for Vendetta$851,01310%1,380-623$617$65,446,8935Warner Bros.