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, Oct. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,277,680-3%2,855--$448$18,551,4741Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$685,933-12%2,03423$337$40,419,8522Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$603,04124%2,58574$233$22,653,6223Warner Bros.
4We Own the Night$562,56418%2,3620$238$20,745,3032Sony / Columbia
5Gone Baby Gone$530,21812%1,713--$310$6,504,3131Miramax
6Rendition$388,81718%2,250--$173$4,779,4351New Line
7The Game Plan$370,2330%3,301173$112$69,947,2354Disney
8The Heartbreak Kid$364,13513%2,782-451$131$32,712,2173Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$310,11515%2,0065$155$11,806,6332Universal
10The Comebacks$248,2573%2,812--$88$6,046,0501Fox Atomic