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, Feb. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$1,816,978-9%3,175--$572$33,453,7601Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$1,147,022-11%3,1841$360$57,347,1542Fox
3Coraline$696,688-11%2,299--$303$19,403,3821Focus
4Slumdog Millionaire$520,135-11%1,72491$302$78,834,00313Fox Searchlight
5Push$499,738-18%2,313--$216$11,834,7041Summit
6Gran Torino$466,369-6%2,705-310$172$121,633,9415Warner Bros.
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$403,372-13%3,169-37$127$98,289,8844Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$353,645-19%3,243--$109$12,870,1361Sony / Columbia
9Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$282,742-12%2,042-900$138$40,782,4013Sony / Screen Gems
10The Uninvited$242,780-12%2,3440$104$19,076,0192Paramount / DreamWorks