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, Jul. 8 2007

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#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$22,144,553-14%4,011--$5,521$155,406,7111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$8,727,613-20%3,9400$2,215$109,531,3272Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,391,829-22%3,4113$1,581$84,422,8282Fox
4License to Wed$2,917,998-24%2,604--$1,121$17,840,0701Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,491,311-25%3,460-176$720$78,705,4693Universal
61408$2,063,296-22%2,631-102$784$53,739,0973MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,560,060-22%2,213-452$705$132,091,2646Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,246,796-25%2,618-806$476$123,880,1504Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,004,532-29%2,102-801$478$109,149,8605Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$854,563-29%1,869-293$457$301,725,8507Disney