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 Mon, Nov. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$3,836,857-64%3,434--$1,117$44,670,3611Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$3,022,273-75%3,804--$794$44,556,8811Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,368,941-63%2,61145$524$92,125,6833Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$672,260-72%3,359-99$200$52,373,8423Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$567,755-63%2,2706$250$23,472,1562Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$478,913-76%3,307-400$145$49,066,4733Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$299,102-59%1,942-1071$154$75,264,6844Lionsgate
8Babel$267,755-68%1,2510$214$12,285,8504Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$253,051-61%1,611-599$157$114,098,7827Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$216,399-64%1,495--$145$2,435,7231Universal