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, Jan. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$1,380,429-66%1,925906$717$53,049,5252Fox Searchlight
2National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,302,202-74%3,762-70$346$172,175,2623Disney
3I Am Legend$1,063,587-71%3,64812$292$229,118,4324Warner Bros.
4Alvin and the Chipmunks$761,259-82%3,462-22$220$177,041,2254Fox
5P.S. I Love You$664,263-66%2,4717$269$39,868,1253Warner Bros.
6One Missed Call$581,783-73%2,240--$260$13,092,8291Warner Bros.
7Charlie Wilson's War$571,426-71%2,59419$220$53,123,5823Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$528,004-65%1,2490$423$39,137,9343Paramount / DreamWorks
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$424,565-65%2,6176$162$37,476,7892Fox
10The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$328,234-81%2,7775$118$31,148,3762Sony / Columbia