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 Sun, Feb. 11 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 11 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$9,141,704-38%3,136--$2,915$34,195,1971Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$3,262,007-35%3,003--$1,086$13,050,7621MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$2,327,633-44%2,5293$920$25,806,4982Universal
4The Messengers$1,675,077-48%2,5291$662$24,742,4682Sony / Screen Gems
5Night at the Museum$1,654,799-41%2,702-301$612$232,151,3058Fox
6Smokin' Aces$1,209,736-30%2,199-20$550$31,171,2293Universal
7Epic Movie$1,161,853-46%2,806-34$414$35,595,4203Fox
8Pan's Labyrinth$1,050,865-33%1,14361$919$26,616,1607Picturehouse
9Dreamgirls$796,867-44%2,284-513$349$97,013,0917Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Queen$699,409-35%1,564-286$447$48,850,42820Miramax