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 Fri, Sep. 22 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 22 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$11,802,596--3,059--$3,858$11,802,5961Paramount
2Jet Li's Fearless$3,437,277--1,806--$1,903$3,437,2771Rogue
3Gridiron Gang$2,935,822325%3,5106$836$20,435,4002Sony / Columbia
4Flyboys$1,999,821--2,033--$984$1,999,8211MGM
5The Black Dahlia$1,375,207142%2,23610$615$14,195,0572Universal
6All the King's Men (2006)$1,236,397--1,514--$817$1,236,3971Sony / Columbia
7Everyone's Hero$1,080,315506%2,8982$373$7,924,8782Fox
8The Covenant$989,974255%2,678-3$370$17,993,3713Sony / Screen Gems
9The Illusionist (2006)$976,860265%1,432-6$682$25,240,7496Yari Film Group
10The Last Kiss (2006)$830,743232%1,3592$611$6,766,7832Paramount / DreamWorks