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, Jul. 15 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 15 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$24,846,24934%4,1330$6,012$239,408,6162Disney
2Little Man$8,074,9097%2,533--$3,188$15,614,5481Sony / Columbia
3You, Me and Dupree$7,843,2294%3,131--$2,505$15,357,2551Universal
4Superman Returns$4,950,48347%3,765-300$1,315$160,354,0223Warner Bros.
5The Devil Wears Prada$4,112,26929%2,810-72$1,463$80,403,2053Fox
6Cars$3,323,31945%3,003-376$1,107$217,766,4256Disney
7Click$3,043,87741%3,296-162$924$117,902,5174Sony / Columbia
8The Lake House$674,36535%1,710-710$394$48,507,9645Warner Bros.
9Nacho Libre$600,06025%1,501-761$400$76,699,0445Paramount
10The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$467,74630%1,140-728$410$59,516,0365Universal