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, Mar. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$4,901,61224%3,954--$1,240$61,418,7451Fox
210,000 B.C.$1,678,09221%3,4100$492$67,466,7822Warner Bros.
3Never Back Down$1,079,06140%2,729--$395$11,960,0771Summit
4College Road Trip$1,018,39534%2,7060$376$27,375,7022Disney
5Vantage Point$673,64919%2,761-402$244$61,498,0454Sony / Columbia
6The Bank Job$567,1587%1,61310$352$15,331,6272Lionsgate
7Doomsday$473,91814%1,936--$245$6,727,2761Rogue
8The Other Boleyn Girl$409,08619%1,21245$338$20,517,4223Sony / Columbia
9Semi-Pro$403,31916%2,270-851$178$31,197,0463New Line
10The Spiderwick Chronicles$350,68419%2,407-839$146$66,589,9935Paramount