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, Aug. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$6,057,591-10%3,660--$1,655$98,673,8461Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$2,632,720-15%3,9264$671$141,113,8462Fox
3Hairspray (2007)$1,559,313-11%3,115-6$501$85,753,3673New Line
4Underdog$1,443,913-14%3,013--$479$18,290,5801Disney
5I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,332,965-9%3,289-212$405$97,903,2613Universal
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,194,450-11%3,125-880$382$266,617,5124Warner Bros.
7No Reservations$938,827-7%2,4250$387$28,169,5442Warner Bros.
8Hot Rod$748,742-9%2,607--$287$8,791,0841Paramount
9Transformers$735,646-3%2,419-930$304$299,633,6905Paramount / DreamWorks
10Daddy Day Camp$710,379-8%2,184--$325$1,483,9690Sony / TriStar