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, Nov. 19 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 19 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$3,322,526-18%3,451--$963$79,035,7501Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,069,310-10%4,0659$263$120,330,1232Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$783,229-11%2,7986$280$40,050,1952Universal
4Changeling$342,847-10%1,89641$181$28,658,7584Universal
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$283,660-13%2,210-525$128$27,367,7913The Weinstein Company
6The Secret Life of Bees$193,918-1%1,449-32$134$34,190,4105Fox Searchlight
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$156,533-9%3,202-262$49$84,646,9964Disney
8Soul Men$143,534-10%2,0484$70$9,846,3712MGM / Weinstein
9Saw V$130,040-8%2,002-827$65$55,793,4904Lionsgate
10Eagle Eye$84,000-3%1,214-193$69$98,986,4318Paramount / DreamWorks