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, Dec. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,340,423-11%2,465--$544$17,854,8491Disney
2The Holiday$1,138,37410%2,610--$436$14,952,3981Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$888,3605%1,910--$465$10,383,8981Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$732,6908%3,650-154$201$139,349,9124Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$728,4589%3,161-225$230$130,420,9254Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$583,78410%3,0830$189$17,027,0702New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$455,6584%2,742-366$166$53,890,2733Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$252,08911%1,594-643$158$120,745,8616Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$191,1908%2,226-391$86$77,549,8246Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$186,80312%2,775--$67$6,168,7301Warner Bros.