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, Apr. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$832,377-19%3,280--$254$14,901,8481CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$737,763-14%3,665-160$201$180,789,3485Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$703,031-13%3,0650$229$37,021,4212Lionsgate
4Date Night$656,813-7%3,294-86$199$65,344,8333Fox
5The Losers$617,005-20%2,936--$210$11,517,9681Warner Bros.
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$581,159-14%3,271-482$178$147,461,4074Warner Bros.
7Oceans$570,021-5%1,206--$473$10,248,8161Disneynature
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$534,437-15%2,4590$217$30,255,6122Sony / Screen Gems
9The Last Song$209,987-15%2,79427$75$56,119,8884Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$194,4920%1,787-521$109$46,323,4165MGM