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 Fri, Apr. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$3,265,533333%3,04732$1,072$46,350,2653Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Invisible$3,024,060--2,019--$1,498$3,024,0601Disney
3Next$2,378,926--2,725--$873$2,378,9261Paramount
4Fracture$2,086,121172%2,4430$854$16,349,2402New Line
5Blades of Glory$1,690,311239%3,056-403$553$104,577,5375Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hot Fuzz$1,564,061223%1,272447$1,230$9,291,2762Rogue
7Vacancy$1,397,301178%2,5510$548$11,065,3972Sony / Screen Gems
8The Condemned (2007)$1,333,080--2,310--$577$1,333,0801Lionsgate
9Meet the Robinsons$1,297,708229%2,461-542$527$84,814,2645Disney
10In the Land of Women$991,320229%2,1550$460$6,901,3662Warner Bros.