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, Jul. 25 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$17,088,110--3,173--$5,385$17,088,1101Universal
2Hercules (2014)$11,058,454--3,595--$3,076$11,058,4541Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$4,763,73944%3,668-301$1,299$160,452,3683Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,485,72566%2,85650$1,220$44,861,8702Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,783,09739%3,83913$725$28,600,9192Disney
6Sex Tape$1,909,09652%3,0620$623$22,810,6282Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$1,360,835--1,762--$772$1,360,8351Clarius Entertainment
8Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,322,53039%2,476-748$534$233,075,0055Paramount
9Tammy$1,089,63935%2,562-840$425$75,836,7284Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$793,64847%1,613-616$492$183,947,7477Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$610,626-1%1,358-811$450$164,039,5067Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$542,7949%1,077-464$504$230,881,9789Disney
13Earth to Echo$432,961-16%1,272-1178$340$34,577,4194Relativity Media
14Begin Again$430,67036%1,244-58$346$11,166,5775Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$716,998--361--$1,986$716,9981Roadside Attractions
2The Fluffy Movie$513,216--432--$1,188$513,2161Open Road
3Kick$361,745--177--$2,044$361,7451UTV Motion Pictures
4Wish I Was Here$336,787436%625557$539$1,062,0272Focus
5America (2014)$254,12916%760-270$334$12,592,6965Lionsgate
6Chef$182,13727%405-147$450$26,681,43912Open Road
7Edge of Tomorrow$157,53227%353-249$446$97,341,6388Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$152,0804%387-170$393$122,372,9358Fox
9Jersey Boys$127,358-21%462-541$276$45,265,1896Warner Bros.
10Think Like a Man Too$113,98534%317-311$360$64,493,9966Sony / Screen Gems
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$113,75733%289-98$394$230,991,56610Fox
12Godzilla (2014)$110,71153%302-24$367$199,427,91711Warner Bros.
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$86,976-41%321-1170$271$30,103,0434Sony / Screen Gems
14Neighbors (2014)$86,320134%208-22$415$149,328,72512Universal
15Rio 2$68,41420%230-26$297$130,525,58416Fox
16Blended$65,01836%223-62$292$45,465,17310Warner Bros.
17Snowpiercer$54,480-6%149-62$366$3,755,9015RADiUS-TWC
18The Amazing Spider-Man 2$51,214--187-31$274$202,283,83513Sony / Columbia
19Heaven is for Real$28,955--129-20$224$91,202,99115Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$11,644-31%2020$58$257,558,13625Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$59,0704%410$1,441$4,901,86917Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$21,53016%74-16$291$3,042,1619eOne Films US
3I Origins$20,962661%7672$276$62,7262Fox Searchlight
4Belle$14,011-30%58-34$242$10,535,83013Fox Searchlight
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,5367%58-5$130$111,324,94221Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Words and Pictures$7,345--28-5$262$2,091,88410Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$6,85520%39-21$176$83,852,11814Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$4,462-6%8-3$558$230,7435Weinstein Company
9Come Back to Me$1,899--10--$190$1,8991Freestyle Releasing
10God's Not Dead$1,188-21%9-2$132$60,743,67319Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$1,005-69%131$77$1,524,93812RADiUS-TWC
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$308-47%4-6$77$208,3878RADiUS-TWC
13The Hornet's Nest$285--10$285$311,33712Freestyle Releasing
14A Long Way Off$235-72%1--$235$28,5798Moving Visions Entertainment
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$162-69%6-2$27$8,460,33212Clarius Entertainment