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, Jun. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$13,510,885-9%4,234--$3,191$228,442,4541Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$3,287,72919%3,0582$1,075$75,206,5272Disney
3The Hangover$2,749,1047%3,525-20$780$188,386,6064Warner Bros.
4Up$2,571,50619%3,487-345$737$254,966,6455Disney
5My Sister's Keeper$2,270,73312%2,606--$871$16,750,0701Warner Bros.
6Year One$1,082,3885%3,0242$358$34,641,9902Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$828,83221%2,995-82$277$54,969,8993Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$754,90327%2,250-712$336$164,740,6376Fox
9Star Trek$526,65818%1,823-484$289$247,306,9108Paramount
10Land of the Lost$203,8429%1,504-1441$136$47,209,5864Universal