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, Aug. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$2,310,236-9%3,834-299$603$368,698,8024Disney
2Miami Vice$2,100,483-13%3,021--$695$36,055,7471Universal
3John Tucker Must Die$1,712,785-9%2,560--$669$22,573,3651Fox
4Monster House$1,666,611-8%3,5530$469$50,954,3192Sony / Columbia
5The Ant Bully$1,453,779-9%3,050--$477$14,262,9591Warner Bros.
6You, Me and Dupree$945,345-8%2,820-317$335$63,179,6813Universal
7Lady in the Water$847,423-7%3,2350$262$35,919,7702Warner Bros.
8The Devil Wears Prada$761,609-7%1,778-470$428$109,658,2175Fox
9My Super Ex-Girlfriend$561,830-6%2,7020$208$19,121,0762Fox
10Little Man$545,535-7%2,175-362$251$52,551,8303Sony / Columbia