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, Sep. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bangkok Dangerous$612,429-69%2,650--$231$8,395,8791Lionsgate
2Tropic Thunder$528,104-69%3,446-27$153$97,068,7094Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Dark Knight$377,626-71%2,575-175$147$512,388,2978Warner Bros.
4Death Race$309,539-70%2,58649$120$30,218,3373Universal
5Traitor$302,959-70%2,10854$144$17,568,8762Overture
6Babylon A.D.$296,513-73%3,42535$87$17,676,0822Fox
7The House Bunny$286,327-76%2,73622$105$33,847,9443Sony / Columbia
8Mamma Mia!$228,222-69%1,904-64$120$136,666,7468Universal
9Pineapple Express$210,041-62%1,802-245$117$84,223,0595Sony / Columbia
10Mirrors$127,159-70%1,559-261$82$27,860,7944Fox