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, Mar. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Race to Witch Mountain$1,857,121-2%3,187--$583$28,153,0871Disney
2Watchmen$1,255,415-22%3,6110$348$88,619,5792Warner Bros.
3The Last House on the Left (2009)$935,291-19%2,401--$390$16,207,6121Universal / Rogue
4Taken$521,043-7%2,858-158$182$127,829,0187Fox
5Slumdog Millionaire$457,858-2%2,578-312$178$133,526,09218Fox Searchlight
6Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$382,083-2%2,20352$173$83,961,6524Lionsgate
7Coraline$362,0015%1,768-191$205$69,944,3796Focus
8Paul Blart: Mall Cop$338,2604%2,281-277$148$138,452,9409Sony / Columbia
9He's Just Not That Into You$276,442-11%1,890-555$146$89,627,1656Warner Bros. / New Line
10Miss March$254,770-7%1,742--$146$2,938,5841Fox Searchlight