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 Wed, Jun. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$4,503,333-6%3,505--$1,285$70,729,3291Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$4,191,3191%4,13622$1,013$129,790,4942Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$2,185,822-11%2,986--$732$38,284,1901Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$1,990,583-1%3,4664$574$74,962,6142Sony / Columbia
5Sex and the City$1,647,6522%3,155-170$522$124,317,6363Warner Bros. / New Line
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,478,6072%3,804-386$389$280,950,1354Paramount
7Iron Man$723,2106%2,403-528$301$300,043,8567Paramount
8The Strangers$591,5735%2,410-67$245$47,093,8123Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$466,3450%2,308-757$202$133,275,9545Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$256,5153%1,422-944$180$76,506,5806Fox