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 Thu, Feb. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$2,703,9752%3,074-67$880$606,854,1897Fox
2Edge of Darkness$1,063,227-4%3,066--$347$22,092,4801Warner Bros.
3When in Rome$687,111-3%2,456--$280$15,395,6051Disney
4The Book of Eli$674,4021%3,075-36$219$77,327,8053Warner Bros.
5Legion$515,935-1%2,4760$208$31,278,2832Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$343,694-14%3,3451$103$27,832,9732Fox
7It's Complicated$336,4050%2,096-205$160$105,453,9906Universal
8Sherlock Holmes$328,079-2%2,250-420$146$198,949,2966Warner Bros.
9The Blind Side$294,147-3%1,751-181$168$238,866,39211Warner Bros.
10The Lovely Bones$284,624-2%2,63867$108$39,223,1108Paramount / DreamWorks