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, Nov. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$4,052,259-2%3,451--$1,174$75,713,2241Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,190,2422%4,0659$293$119,260,8132Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$880,3598%2,7986$315$39,266,9662Universal
4Changeling$379,36925%1,89641$200$28,315,9114Universal
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$327,91312%2,210-525$148$27,084,1313The Weinstein Company
6The Secret Life of Bees$196,56615%1,449-32$136$33,996,4925Fox Searchlight
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$172,09713%3,202-262$54$84,490,4634Disney
8Soul Men$159,515-8%2,0484$78$9,702,8372MGM / Weinstein
9Saw V$140,645-2%2,002-827$70$55,663,4504Lionsgate
10Eagle Eye$86,38210%1,214-193$71$98,902,4318Paramount / DreamWorks