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, May. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RV$839,6240%3,639--$231$19,906,1361Sony / Columbia
2United 93$735,088-7%1,795--$410$14,843,1381Universal
3Silent Hill$585,795-5%2,9326$200$36,906,1592Sony / Columbia
4The Sentinel$490,985-9%2,85132$172$27,847,2582Fox
5Scary Movie 4$432,107-1%3,418-256$126$79,954,5593Weinstein / Dimension
6Stick It$400,9058%2,038--$197$12,453,9661Disney
7Ice Age: The Meltdown$341,1541%3,122-418$109$179,272,8525Fox
8Akeelah and the Bee$308,9392%2,195--$141$7,264,4181Lionsgate
9The Wild$243,0145%2,605-249$93$29,441,0993Disney
10The Benchwarmers$200,514-2%2,695-399$74$53,597,8944Sony / Columbia