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 Thu, Mar. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$2,916,536-2%3,270167$892$141,843,4582Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$1,357,9958%3,36064$404$109,453,9403Disney
3Premonition$1,078,7991%2,831--$381$22,092,3981Sony / Columbia
4Dead Silence$425,535-2%1,805--$236$9,775,9761Universal
5Bridge to Terabithia$417,9398%3,091-119$135$76,546,5455Disney
6I Think I Love My Wife$357,670-5%1,776--$201$7,279,5921Fox Searchlight
7Zodiac$314,145-5%2,362-17$133$30,469,5453Paramount
8Ghost Rider$294,4445%2,824-523$104$111,542,2795Sony / Columbia
9Amazing Grace$235,70117%1,162162$203$15,328,6984IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Music and Lyrics$222,7777%1,850-430$120$48,293,9985Warner Bros.