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, Apr. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$1,977,004-3%3,602--$549$50,661,6021Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$1,470,502-6%3,873-96$380$155,061,8443Fox
3The Wild$830,167-4%2,854--$291$13,907,8711Disney
4The Benchwarmers$809,0680%3,2828$247$39,844,2912Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$606,5292%3,0090$202$25,310,9332New Line
6Inside Man$508,3385%2,477-390$205$77,568,4304Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$440,1470%1,9895$221$16,199,0982MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$340,339-1%1,015716$335$12,998,6015Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$249,9992%1,950-666$128$84,195,3476Paramount
10V for Vendetta$212,9232%1,380-623$154$66,959,6755Warner Bros.