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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 15 - Sun, Mar. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$42,222,000-47%3,9120$10,793$145,025,6242Disney
2The Call$17,100,000--2,507--$6,821$17,100,0001Sony / TriStar
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$10,305,000--3,160--$3,261$10,305,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Jack the Giant Slayer$6,220,000-37%3,357-168$1,853$53,913,3733Warner Bros. / New Line
5Identity Thief$4,519,000-29%2,842-160$1,590$123,705,8656Universal
6Snitch (2013)$3,500,000-31%2,35313$1,487$37,257,2774Lionsgate / Summit
721 And Over$2,619,000-49%2,424-347$1,080$21,867,7733Relativity Media
8Silver Linings Playbook$2,587,000-28%1,602-125$1,615$124,613,17918Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$2,495,000-34%2,206-335$1,131$66,952,8105Relativity Media
10Escape From Planet Earth$2,327,000-28%2,211-338$1,052$52,165,5815Weinstein Company
11Dead Man Down$2,040,000-62%2,1880$932$9,287,3402FilmDistrict
12The Last Exorcism Part II$1,325,000-58%1,575-1125$841$14,430,1043CBS Films
13A Good Day to Die Hard$1,150,000-46%1,117-608$1,030$65,464,1475Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$1,225,000-22%646-25$1,896$121,345,13417Fox
2Quartet$913,000-27%688-27$1,327$14,809,89210Weinstein Company
3Emperor$632,350-38%31150$2,033$2,035,4132Roadside Attractions
4Warm Bodies$585,000-42%659-393$888$64,595,9107Lionsgate / Summit
5Dark Skies$551,000-56%703-802$784$16,653,5114Weinstein / Dimension
6Side Effects (2013)$543,000-38%402-200$1,351$30,482,2136Open Road
7Argo$507,000-50%540-201$939$135,176,04423Warner Bros.
8Zero Dark Thirty$415,000-38%450-72$922$95,297,72313Sony / Columbia
9Lincoln$377,000-12%46634$809$181,389,58619Disney / DreamWorks
10Django Unchained$283,000-35%266-70$1,064$161,583,52712Weinstein Company
11Les Miserables (2012)$207,000-33%241-45$859$148,488,97512Universal
12Rise of The Guardians$173,000-24%213-62$812$103,004,03617Paramount / DreamWorks
13Mama$152,000-1%204-10$745$71,334,5259Universal
14Amour$101,726-45%129-76$789$6,495,92413Sony Pictures Classics
15Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$97,000-43%130-95$746$54,677,8448Paramount
16Jack Reacher$79,000-41%130-64$608$80,033,11313Paramount
17The Impossible$75,000-24%105-9$714$18,605,56113Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spring Breakers$270,000--3--$90,000$270,0001A24
2Stoker$265,733132%9477$2,827$646,5293Fox Searchlight
3The Gatekeepers$239,1031%8619$2,780$1,344,5167Sony Pictures Classics
4No (2013)$191,44227%4813$3,988$736,0475Sony Pictures Classics
5From Up on Poppy Hill$55,028--2--$27,514$55,0281GKIDS
6Bless Me, Ultima$48,278-14%45-7$1,073$1,465,6104Arenas Entertainment
7Ginger & Rosa$45,000--3--$15,000$45,0001A24
8Like Someone in Love$34,300151%1812$1,906$145,7295IFC Films
9Upside Down$28,270--11--$2,570$28,2701Millennium Entertainment
10Beyond the Hills$25,20072%1411$1,800$47,4332IFC Films
11Hyde Park on Hudson$21,900-41%31-8$706$6,336,21715Focus
12Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$12,240-64%10$12,240$47,4172Tribeca Film
13Reality$8,000--1--$8,000$8,0001Oscilloscope