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, Aug. 13 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 13 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 3$5,227,587-60%3,778--$1,384$54,329,1481New Line
2The Bourne Ultimatum$3,555,345-62%3,68626$965$135,107,6822Universal
3The Simpsons Movie$1,598,531-53%3,552-374$450$153,981,7193Fox
4Stardust$1,235,952-56%2,540--$487$10,406,8781Paramount
5Hairspray (2007)$1,009,407-43%2,805-310$360$93,161,1934New Line
6Underdog$826,978-51%3,0130$274$25,470,4082Disney
7I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$784,301-51%2,799-490$280$104,566,1904Universal
8Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$781,459-56%2,585-540$302$272,831,1885Warner Bros.
9No Reservations$501,895-52%2,053-372$244$32,525,5763Warner Bros.
10Daddy Day Camp$469,911-46%2,332--$202$5,356,5641Sony / TriStar