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 Mon, Apr. 24 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 24 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$1,415,831-69%2,926--$484$21,567,5971Sony / Columbia
2The Sentinel$923,251-73%2,819--$328$15,289,9051Fox
3Scary Movie 4$800,736-78%3,67472$218$68,278,0592Weinstein / Dimension
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$604,693-85%3,540-333$171$168,950,6524Fox
5The Wild$374,835-85%2,8540$131$22,615,6282Disney
6The Benchwarmers$325,411-82%3,094-188$105$47,424,8513Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$271,168-75%2,413-596$112$29,760,1173New Line
8Inside Man$262,425-72%2,021-456$130$81,579,1525Universal
9Lucky Number Slevin$238,607-65%1,735-254$138$18,914,2553MGM / Weinstein
10American Dreamz$225,984-73%1,500--$151$3,894,5031Universal