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, Jul. 3 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 3 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$17,052,099-2%3,965--$4,301$41,274,5390Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$8,375,46625%3,992--$2,098$94,688,2231Disney
3Wanted (2008)$4,635,49529%3,175--$1,460$70,135,0031Universal
4Get Smart$2,471,07033%3,574-337$691$86,994,5102Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,852,35534%3,670-383$505$185,903,5454Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$997,35638%2,890-618$345$119,943,0353Universal
7Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$911,185-18%1,7531748$520$2,524,1002Picturehouse
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$768,09256%2,556-615$301$302,652,4136Paramount
9Sex and the City$638,38222%1,401-1041$456$142,511,0665Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$493,93517%3,0120$164$27,622,3472Paramount