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 Tue, Aug. 29 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 29 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$1,561,564-5%2,917--$535$20,236,4961Disney
2Little Miss Sunshine$852,6081%1,430739$596$24,590,3805Fox Searchlight
3Beerfest$846,273-10%2,964--$286$8,821,2361Warner Bros.
4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$786,237-2%3,370-371$233$129,393,9284Sony / Columbia
5Accepted$700,466-4%2,9173$240$22,415,7272Universal
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$666,8328%3,003-224$222$56,215,6844Paramount
7Step Up$664,593-2%2,6478$251$51,739,9833Disney
8World Trade Center$613,405-2%3,02123$203$56,883,0483Paramount
9Snakes on a Plane$603,472-2%3,5550$170$27,541,8252New Line
10How to Eat Fried Worms$472,0527%1,870--$252$4,918,3291New Line