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, Apr. 8 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$4,066,177-4%3,7770$1,077$83,593,3151Warner Bros.
2How to Train Your Dragon$3,806,1169%4,0605$937$108,540,9032Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Last Song$1,526,0136%2,6730$571$32,422,8701Disney
4Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$1,503,089-7%2,155--$697$37,519,6601Lionsgate
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$911,0024%2,980-263$306$313,707,7885Disney
6Hot Tub Time Machine$892,2355%2,7710$322$31,541,4492MGM
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$829,1519%2,842-241$292$49,655,0303Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$707,9497%3,11844$227$51,697,3133Sony / Columbia
9She's Out of My League$189,6913%1,390-1042$136$29,476,9744Paramount
10Shutter Island$167,4013%1,356-767$123$124,116,1937Paramount