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 Tue, Sep. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$1,468,412-65%3,472--$423$32,061,1211MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$1,118,270-67%3,00254$373$93,806,3093Sony / Columbia
3The Bourne Ultimatum$674,640-77%3,290-389$205$203,486,0715Universal
4Balls of Fury$643,364-77%3,052--$211$17,718,5531Rogue
5Rush Hour 3$431,191-81%3,008-400$143$123,106,4094New Line
6Death Sentence$371,344-66%1,822--$204$5,707,7411Fox
7WAR$370,695-68%2,2770$163$18,535,6232Lionsgate
8The Nanny Diaries$358,240-75%2,6367$136$17,077,7682MGM / Weinstein
9Mr. Bean's Holiday$335,681-83%1,76551$190$21,271,4022Universal
10Stardust$235,551-78%1,766-573$133$32,385,8084Paramount