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, Dec. 4 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 4 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,589,8612%3,310110$480$52,664,4571Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$1,368,4823%3,4250$400$125,355,2882Summit
3Australia$882,180-3%2,64225$334$23,870,4581Fox
4Quantum of Solace$814,321-1%3,5010$233$144,867,5673Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$629,9313%3,6540$172$69,585,5132Disney
6Transporter 3$566,491-6%2,6260$216$20,880,7501Lionsgate
7Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$338,1242%3,7090$91$160,573,4204Paramount / DreamWorks
8Role Models$306,7464%2,1950$140$59,041,6084Universal
9Changeling$80,4210%1,0100$80$34,184,3876Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$29,235-4%1,3850$21$88,885,0106Disney