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, May. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$460,360-7%3,04732$151$54,161,0783Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$436,886-14%2,4430$179$23,040,0102New Line
3Next$404,173-13%2,725--$148$9,067,3161Paramount
4The Invisible$309,216-12%2,019--$153$9,221,0961Disney
5Hot Fuzz$307,494-18%1,272447$242$14,097,2402Rogue
6Blades of Glory$291,990-8%3,056-403$96$109,329,5055Paramount / DreamWorks
7Vacancy$265,157-9%2,5510$104$14,986,3102Sony / Screen Gems
8Meet the Robinsons$241,3082%2,461-542$98$89,309,9145Disney
9The Condemned (2007)$236,167-11%2,310--$102$4,944,9921Lionsgate
10In the Land of Women$171,717-11%2,1550$80$9,311,9712Warner Bros.