'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 Sat, May. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$16,915,42649%4,3678$3,873$118,026,6142Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$10,309,8011%3,646--$2,828$20,518,4691Disney
3Sex and the City 2$10,013,000-23%3,445--$2,907$37,147,2001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Iron Man 2$6,165,97439%3,804-373$1,621$269,183,3564Paramount
5Robin Hood$3,811,00033%3,373-132$1,130$79,398,0003Universal
6Letters to Juliet$2,170,44921%2,825-150$768$34,672,3203Summit
7Just Wright$832,50740%1,195-636$697$17,425,1923Fox Searchlight
8Date Night$668,30529%1,126-743$594$92,884,5168Fox
9MacGruber$535,00017%2,546-5$210$6,643,0002Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$460,91361%825-926$559$212,350,81310Paramount / DreamWorks
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$329,00019%891-1234$369$61,385,0005Warner Bros. / New Line
4City Island$173,72587%201-33$864$4,595,72111Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$106,67631%391-688$273$36,423,2146CBS Films
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$101,53243%283-69$359$62,607,16811Fox
7Kites$98,81443%176-32$561$1,350,6212Reliance Big Cinema
8The Bounty Hunter$98,13624%287117$342$65,475,68811Sony / Columbia
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$79,62840%247-314$322$41,791,6927Sony / Screen Gems
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$78,00028%225-187$347$161,240,0009Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$74,00017%36486$203$49,858,00010MGM
12Furry Vengeance$68,53872%247-1122$277$16,392,8855Summit
13Shutter Island$67,25285%201-55$335$127,746,25915Paramount
15Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$42,90356%17744$242$59,902,3259Lionsgate
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$25,19841%108-58$233$88,502,24416Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$113,00022%480$2,354$6,886,00011Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Losers$42,00091%83-102$506$23,193,0006Warner Bros.
4Solitary Man$32,16146%62$5,360$186,7682Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$30,43823%38-9$801$559,6863Roadside Attractions
6The Ghost Writer$30,22288%58-28$521$15,284,95615Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$17,000-6%180$944$22,200,00068Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Tooth Fairy$12,09459%76-39$159$59,944,18219Fox
9The Secret of Kells$10,36063%252$414$524,19613GKIDS
10Our Family Wedding$8,45457%52-32$163$20,199,64712Fox Searchlight
11The Square (2010)$6,17931%153$412$278,3108Apparition
12Racing Dreams$1,792123%8-25$224$25,8702Hanover House
13The Runaways$1,35494%11-19$123$3,569,50911Apparition
14The Joneses$1,32051%8-19$165$1,434,1447Roadside Attractions