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 Fri, Sep. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$3,613,863125%3,1210$1,158$38,755,0312Warner Bros. / New Line
2All About Steve$3,542,194--2,251--$1,574$3,542,1941Fox
3Gamer$3,302,966--2,502--$1,320$3,302,9661Lionsgate
4Inglourious Basterds$3,026,08796%3,358193$901$83,219,7723Weinstein Company
5District 9$1,772,645100%3,139-41$565$96,046,7484Sony / TriStar
6Halloween II (2009)$1,710,926131%3,08863$554$21,765,3692Weinstein / Dimension
7Julie & Julia$1,335,38080%2,52825$528$74,981,3825Sony / Columbia
8Extract$1,334,251--1,611--$828$1,334,2511Miramax
9G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,252,848153%2,846-621$440$135,568,0055Paramount
10The Time Traveler's Wife$1,198,293104%2,803-158$428$51,543,9194Warner Bros. / New Line