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 Wed, Jul. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$4,139,873-13%3,495--$1,185$48,722,1141Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,915,226-11%4,2850$914$220,998,2532Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$3,817,084-12%3,121--$1,223$40,127,4881New Line
4Transformers$2,304,781-12%3,762-288$613$270,722,5643Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$1,627,851-9%3,402-223$478$170,802,0134Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$837,574-9%2,727-474$307$118,951,6514Fox
7License to Wed$466,908-7%2,525-190$185$39,949,4603Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$400,681-4%1,779-918$225$94,785,5535Universal
91408$319,392-4%1,451-755$220$68,478,0345MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$296,481-4%1,288-422$230$143,634,0488Universal