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, May. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,293,000-29%3,332--$388$38,082,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$494,515-15%3,426-239$144$193,856,2286Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Back-up Plan$482,052-23%3,2800$147$24,563,2282CBS Films
4Date Night$452,358-13%3,093-201$146$75,059,7094Fox
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$379,000-9%2,737-534$138$155,146,0005Warner Bros.
6The Losers$366,000-23%2,9360$125$19,303,0002Warner Bros.
7Kick-Ass$345,538-20%2,542-523$136$43,430,2233Lionsgate
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$303,635-17%2,271-188$134$35,917,0613Sony / Screen Gems
9Oceans$252,128-9%1,2104$208$14,238,7202Disneynature
10Furry Vengeance$214,893-27%2,997--$72$7,402,9301Summit