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, May. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator Salvation$3,688,845-61%3,530--$1,045$69,004,2591Warner Bros.
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$3,608,693-77%4,096--$881$73,659,9691Fox
3Angels & Demons$2,173,967-62%3,5270$616$89,700,7402Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek$2,012,631-69%4,053193$497$193,029,7273Paramount
5Dance Flick$660,686-67%2,450--$270$13,283,2921Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$649,558-65%3,183-709$204$165,814,6134Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$416,362-55%2,255-895$185$47,325,4884Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$181,569-60%1,603-1031$113$66,514,3755Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$134,352-78%1,434-517$94$193,846,2519Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$103,190-63%1,107-1343$93$60,709,6796Warner Bros. / New Line