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, Feb. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$2,222,644-39%3,183--$698$26,939,9241Fox
2Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$733,529-51%2,9420$249$33,900,8202Sony / Screen Gems
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$705,498-72%3,20662$220$83,953,5013Sony / Columbia
4Gran Torino$698,769-42%3,015-30$232$110,880,1384Warner Bros.
5Slumdog Millionaire$627,513-54%1,633222$384$67,820,74312Fox Searchlight
6The Uninvited$456,731-64%2,344--$195$10,783,3651Paramount / DreamWorks
7New in Town$449,317-62%1,941--$231$7,191,1671Lionsgate
8My Bloody Valentine 3D$408,057-49%1,406-1128$290$45,233,6933Lionsgate
9Hotel for Dogs$311,991-86%3,160-111$99$48,466,9853Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$276,886-57%2,126-137$130$116,746,6986Paramount