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 Mon, Jul. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Simpsons Movie$9,277,899-52%3,922--$2,366$83,316,6011Fox
2I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$2,643,162-53%3,5016$755$74,325,4852Universal
3Hairspray (2007)$2,507,920-46%3,1210$804$62,169,8322New Line
4Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$2,438,173-56%4,005-280$609$244,877,8013Warner Bros.
5Transformers$1,526,109-58%3,349-413$456$286,204,0874Paramount / DreamWorks
6No Reservations$1,463,067-54%2,425--$603$13,167,9001Warner Bros.
7Ratatouille$1,064,888-53%2,934-468$363$180,968,2695Disney
8Live Free or Die Hard$690,189-58%2,271-456$304$126,088,5355Fox
9I Know Who Killed Me$467,861-53%1,320--$354$3,974,4281Sony / Columbia
10Who's Your Caddy?$270,001-61%1,019--$265$3,028,0311MGM / Weinstein