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, May. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,850,494-74%4,1116$937$181,676,6332Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$1,657,342-70%3,215--$516$21,830,1981Fox
3Speed Racer$1,074,282-79%3,606--$298$19,635,6581Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$577,718-79%2,7345$211$27,368,0912Sony / Columbia
5Forgetting Sarah Marshall$463,001-57%2,376-496$195$51,245,9784Universal
6Baby Mama$459,719-76%2,62779$175$41,296,7503Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$388,888-50%2,264-281$172$31,057,2313Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$197,467-74%1,724-1236$115$48,729,9154Lionsgate
9Redbelt$138,863-53%1,379--$101$1,215,5072Sony Classics
10Nim's Island$70,971-88%1,601-877$44$44,461,5026Fox