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 Sat, May. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$18,284,17855%3,86011$4,737$134,656,6052Paramount
2Angels & Demons$17,626,5367%3,527--$4,998$34,098,2091Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$6,442,83454%3,892-210$1,655$146,908,6863Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$2,867,38234%3,150-25$910$38,204,5653Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$2,027,28134%2,63432$770$61,563,8244Sony / Screen Gems
617 Again$1,509,08557%2,450-453$616$57,469,2525Warner Bros. / New Line
7Monsters vs. Aliens$1,473,335151%1,951-234$755$189,619,4828Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Soloist$1,089,61165%2,022-68$539$26,853,3424Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$967,48741%1,1391$849$7,022,8362Summit
10Hannah Montana: The Movie$735,42193%1,625-676$453$75,485,5566Disney