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, Jul. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$4,691,403-1%3,697--$1,269$45,401,2581Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$4,582,34114%4,455130$1,029$233,920,7942Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$3,411,330-10%2,882--$1,184$38,453,6691Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$1,643,281-8%2,750--$598$18,032,1131Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,356,7332%3,300-517$411$175,339,9914Fox
6The Proposal$1,061,5202%2,779-264$382$143,023,7496Disney
7Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,033,069-11%3,237-620$319$382,545,7615Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hangover$951,4253%2,285-382$416$249,816,5278Warner Bros.
9Public Enemies$618,869-2%2,291-827$270$90,114,6044Universal
10BrĂ¼no$398,565-7%1,895-864$210$57,883,3123Universal