'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 Fri, Jun. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$18,816,278--3,663--$5,137$18,816,2781Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,660,560--3,535--$2,733$9,660,5601Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,463,37160%3,868-518$1,154$198,715,4374Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,296,00069%2,7025$1,220$29,755,0002Universal
5Killers (2010)$2,731,23181%2,8590$955$24,984,8482Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,016,48038%3,108-538$649$67,758,6323Disney
8Sex and the City 2$1,868,00028%2,750-695$679$81,089,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,342,06357%2,305-702$582$296,103,2476Paramount
10Splice$939,00056%2,4500$383$11,150,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$777,00033%1,895-704$410$97,625,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$542,37918%1,331-631$407$45,373,4185Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$212,339140%430-228$494$95,877,76610Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$135,032--236-13$572$66,202,24713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$105,42364%279-239$378$20,580,5535Fox Searchlight
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$98,000476%333199$294$161,728,00011Warner Bros.
5How to Train Your Dragon$96,82883%281-62$345$214,192,75012Paramount / DreamWorks
6Raajneeti$77,000166%12413$621$900,0002UTV Communications
7City Island$60,647102%159-18$381$5,453,41813Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$52,019539%268143$194$16,698,8027Summit
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$51,14640%202-42$253$63,260,63313Fox
12The Back-up Plan$30,586172%112-41$273$36,868,3598CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,00014%125-169$200$62,531,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$18,0000%127-79$142$23,491,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$94,020601%5331$1,774$595,3984Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$84,00011%481$1,750$7,937,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,551--4--$6,388$25,5511Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$23,751--66-36$360$42,148,4809Sony / Screen Gems
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-7%15-2$933$22,376,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Princess Kaiulani$11,48348%261$442$748,0855Roadside Attractions
8The Ghost Writer$11,3065%63-84$179$15,495,37217Summit
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,08931%43-38$211$88,700,81818Fox
10The Secret of Kells$3,52028%20-4$176$585,50515GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$3,458115%170$203$316,61610Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,688--4--$422$1,6681Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$653737%81$82$1,439,7529Roadside Attractions