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, Apr. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$3,859,041-17%3,461--$1,115$84,569,2151Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,157,961-11%4,1095$769$114,702,9432Paramount / DreamWorks
3I Love You, Man$809,144-5%2,829112$286$51,533,1023Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Haunting in Connecticut$785,949-5%2,7320$288$39,548,6922Lionsgate
5Knowing$737,876-8%3,323-14$222$60,417,3313Summit
6Adventureland$522,513-13%1,862--$281$7,376,7671Miramax
7Race to Witch Mountain$434,428-11%2,825-443$154$59,566,7834Disney
8Duplicity$378,255-14%2,522-57$150$33,395,5403Universal
912 Rounds$239,394-7%2,3310$103$9,669,9632Fox
10Taken$141,727-6%1,355-606$105$139,829,08810Fox