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 Thu, Feb. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jumper$1,494,598-1%3,42826$436$43,555,6941Fox
2The Spiderwick Chronicles$1,238,8552%3,8470$322$30,977,3511Paramount
3Step Up 2 the Streets$962,37610%2,4700$390$31,633,0161Disney
4Fool's Gold$787,5346%3,1250$252$46,163,7322Warner Bros.
5Definitely, Maybe$672,1007%2,2040$305$16,596,9581Universal
6Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$429,2826%2,3870$180$31,506,5172Universal
7Juno$429,01913%1,8653$230$126,283,0198Fox Searchlight
8The Bucket List$336,59714%2,3070$146$82,604,3736Warner Bros.
9There Will Be Blood$288,23814%1,4100$204$32,425,4658Paramount Vantage
1027 Dresses$282,3468%1,93623$146$71,469,4565Fox