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 Tue, Aug. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$1,790,369-6%3,35233$534$69,527,4182Paramount / DreamWorks
2The House Bunny$1,353,168-10%2,714--$499$17,391,5871Sony / Columbia
3Death Race$1,177,271-7%2,532--$465$15,064,0031Universal
4The Dark Knight$1,102,785-7%3,163-427$349$491,713,0926Warner Bros.
5Pineapple Express$714,932-7%2,620-452$273$75,259,0663Sony / Columbia
6Mamma Mia!$709,1466%2,326-445$305$125,844,0296Universal
7Mirrors$513,476-3%2,6640$193$21,252,9402Fox
8Star Wars: The Clone Wars$503,030-13%3,4520$146$26,079,8842Warner Bros.
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$378,4450%2,170-544$174$39,077,5583Warner Bros.
10The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$351,525-3%2,422-941$145$94,634,9694Universal