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, Oct. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,322,031-65%2,855--$463$17,273,7941Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$783,517-74%2,03423$385$39,733,9192Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$487,580-66%2,58574$189$22,050,5813Warner Bros.
4We Own the Night$476,272-65%2,3620$202$20,182,7392Sony / Columbia
5Gone Baby Gone$471,529-63%1,713--$275$5,974,0951Miramax
6The Game Plan$370,901-81%3,301173$112$69,577,0024Disney
7Rendition$329,573-66%2,250--$146$4,390,6181New Line
8The Heartbreak Kid$321,869-65%2,782-451$116$32,348,0823Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$270,827-67%2,0065$135$11,496,5182Universal
10The Comebacks$242,183-78%2,812--$86$5,797,7931Fox Atomic