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, Mar. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$7,617,810-58%3,103--$2,455$78,502,4081Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$2,001,020-71%3,2969$607$79,018,5132Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$697,657-63%3,21051$217$67,628,9364Disney
4Zodiac$568,648-65%2,37917$239$24,165,1372Paramount
5Ghost Rider$533,931-68%3,347-261$160$104,549,1444Sony / Columbia
6The Number 23$386,690-59%2,489-270$155$30,629,0463New Line
7Music and Lyrics$338,521-59%2,280-364$148$44,103,8054Warner Bros.
8Norbit$337,326-68%2,505-322$135$88,629,5915Paramount / DreamWorks
9Amazing Grace$235,672-63%1,000209$236$11,638,1143IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Black Snake Moan$207,433-59%1,2531$166$7,501,5962Paramount Vantage