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 Fri, Sep. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Retribution$8,363,335--3,012--$2,777$8,363,3351Sony / Screen Gems
2Finding Nemo 3D$5,056,737--2,904--$1,741$5,056,7371Disney
3The Possession$1,826,687280%2,86026$639$37,193,7993Lionsgate
4Lawless$1,360,173164%3,063-75$444$27,281,9273Weinstein Company
5The Words$928,562177%2,8010$332$7,208,4472CBS Films
6The Expendables 2$888,407136%2,896-364$307$78,148,3865Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$845,225167%2,170-596$390$105,786,8856Universal
8The Campaign$753,916182%2,002-540$377$81,206,0726Warner Bros.
9ParaNorman$681,284237%2,326-530$293$46,977,5305Focus
10The Odd Life of Timothy Green$664,950260%2,415-302$275$44,438,5985Disney
11The Dark Knight Rises$609,073138%1,581-406$385$439,479,7029Warner Bros.
12Hope Springs (2012)$563,002103%1,946-491$289$59,213,1036Sony / Columbia
13Premium Rush$376,320105%1,339-843$281$17,940,1924Sony / Columbia
14The Cold Light of Day$276,370117%1,5110$183$2,708,5542Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Arbitrage$600,560--197--$3,049$600,5601Roadside Attractions
2Barfi!$260,292--132--$1,972$260,2921UTV Communications
3Ted (2012)$117,135139%411-104$285$217,170,89512Universal
4Hit and Run$115,0118%651-1159$177$13,071,6924Open Road
5Ice Age: Continental Drift$114,948260%541-222$212$157,427,03010Fox
6Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$105,667-52%32255$328$2,541,0362Paramount
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$102,056392%591-340$173$46,934,8437Fox
8Sparkle (2012)$101,21875%494-379$205$23,728,3125Sony / TriStar
9The Amazing Spider-Man$96,943--328-88$296$260,844,06311Sony / Columbia
10For A Good Time, Call...$90,131289%10751$842$635,1633Focus
11Total Recall (2012)$85,199--303-199$281$57,883,3187Sony / Columbia
12Beasts of the Southern Wild$69,53773%212-57$328$10,486,97012Fox Searchlight
13The Intouchables$66,51899%180-14$370$11,753,09317Weinstein Company
14Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$65,502256%306-39$214$215,380,73015Paramount / DreamWorks
15Step Up Revolution$55,548440%26870$207$34,588,6088Lionsgate / Summit
16Moonrise Kingdom$55,374103%157-43$353$44,796,95717Focus
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$27,503200%160-7$172$65,547,30012Lionsgate
18The Watch$25,180103%1383$182$34,077,6028Fox
19Magic Mike$17,11377%115-87$149$113,632,98112Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$242,127--5--$48,425$242,1271Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$20,37973%520$392$8,459,82722Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$17,54564%80-34$219$46,142,19920Fox Searchlight
4The Apparition$14,2588%68-208$210$4,804,4244Warner Bros.
5Ruby Sparks$13,227160%70-6$189$2,407,2798Fox Searchlight
6Safety Not Guaranteed$9,201140%46-8$200$3,900,17215FilmDistrict
7Cosmopolis$7,22050%31-14$233$729,0275Entertainment One Films
810 Years$7,201--3--$2,400$7,2011Anchor Bay Films
9Branded$5,912-68%80-227$74$330,5582Roadside Attractions
10Born to Be Wild 3D$4,1129%330$125$20,837,07076Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$826-89%8-273$103$1,062,3983Kenn Viselman Presents
12Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$808-33%7-15$115$3,366,6526ARC Entertainment
13Mugamoodi$79795%3-14$266$95,5383UTV Communications
14Joker$150-85%3-40$50$168,9013UTV Communications