'American Sniper' Easily Retains First Place with $10.02 Million Friday; 'Project Almanac' Pulls $3.2 MillionJanuary 31, 2015 03:20 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Warner Bros. reports that American Sniper easily led Friday's box office for a third consecutive week, adding an estimated $10.02 million to its blockbuster haul. That figure is down 45 percent from last Friday and brings the film's total up to $227.1 million through 15 days of wide release -- on par with the pace of The Passion of the Christ and 53 percent ahead of where Gravity stood at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $30.5 million Super Bowl weekend take.

Paramount's Project Almanac debuted to $3.2 million on Friday. Unfortunately, that falls short of even conservative expectations heading into the weekend. The modestly budgeted (estimated $12 million production) found-footage thriller should land around $8.2 million for its opening weekend.

Black or White debuted to $2.27 million yesterday. Unfortunately, the pic had the disadvantage of opening in a market already featuring Selma as the primary option for moviegoers looking for a drama tackling racial subject matter. BoxOffice projects a $6.1 million debut weekend.

The Boy Next Door was off 63 percent from last week to $2.1 million on Friday. With $20.7 million in the bank through 8 days of release, look for a sophomore frame around $6.0 million.

Paddington took in another $1.94 million on Friday for a 25.5 percent week-to-week drop. With $44 million in the bank, BoxOffice projects an $8 million frame.

The Imitation Game added $1.61 million yesterday, down just 16 percent from last Friday and boosting its total to $64.4 million. BoxOffice projects a $5.3 million weekend.

Meanwhile, The Loft bowed to $1.18 million yesterday. With a late release announcement and very little marketing push, the film was not expected to make a big splash at the box office. BoxOffice projects a $3 million weekend.

Last but certainly not least, Game of Thrones: The IMAX Experience grabbed a strong $686,000 from 205 IMAX locations, giving it a $3,348 per-screen average. As the first television series ever released in the premium format, fans had been driving strong pre-sales over the last few weeks. Comparisons are few and far between, but look for a weekend in the neighborhood of $1.3 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

Wide (1000+)

1The Amazing Spider-Man$62,004,688--4,318--$14,360$137,022,2581Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$32,202,395-41%3,25617$9,890$119,849,7402Universal
5Magic Mike$15,642,337-60%3,120190$5,014$72,829,1072Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$10,177,029-60%2,1610$4,709$45,822,9842Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$7,520,690-36%2,861-854$2,629$195,905,1265Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$7,138,266--2,730--$2,615$10,240,2131Paramount
9People Like Us$2,194,535-48%2,0550$1,068$9,190,9022Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$2,168,124-51%1,125-632$1,927$611,127,88410Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,944,534-68%1,657-1452$1,174$34,050,9103Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$1,768,355-61%1,152-1185$1,535$149,756,5656Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

1Moonrise Kingdom$4,519,195-8%88430$5,112$26,780,9897Focus
2To Rome with Love$3,104,328348%806777$3,852$4,863,5383Sony Pictures Classics
3Men in Black 3$1,680,714-44%879-1023$1,912$173,089,6907Sony / Columbia
4The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$741,091-33%359-175$2,064$41,991,87310Fox Searchlight
5Rock of Ages$639,406-78%701-1704$912$36,974,6194Warner Bros. / New Line
6That's My Boy$621,656-72%400-1963$1,554$36,100,8334Sony / Columbia
7The Hunger Games$315,479-21%228-50$1,384$404,382,13316Lionsgate
8Dark Shadows$304,908-22%303-62$1,006$76,860,8799Warner Bros.
10Safety Not Guaranteed$252,956-33%109-55$2,321$2,170,0625FilmDistrict
11Bernie$250,914-22%113-53$2,220$7,770,79311Millennium Entertainment
12The Pirates! Band of Misfits$246,692-12%257-27$960$30,105,91611Sony / Columbia
13What to Expect When You're Expecting$208,25754%23633$882$40,420,5468Lionsgate
14The Dictator$143,881-5%18656$774$59,310,5518Paramount
15Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$132,945-14%175-27$760$213,494,66019Universal
16Think Like a Man$93,423-39%118-67$792$91,547,20512Sony / Screen Gems
18Mirror Mirror$63,830-47%119-47$536$64,655,31015Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

1Bol Bachchan$533,965--98--$5,449$561,9961Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$374,057120%1915$19,687$743,8462Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$272,797-13%60-8$4,547$3,095,8897Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$244,15212%520$4,695$5,064,59512Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Your Sister's Sister$152,836-32%951$1,609$994,2454IFC Films
6Take This Waltz$152,25011%4616$3,310$399,6442Magnolia Pictures
7Hubble 3D$62,82210%13-1$4,832$33,480,267121Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Born to Be Wild 3D$60,9625%330$1,847$19,839,54866Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Three Stooges$51,142-30%76-41$673$43,913,20413Fox
10For Greater Glory$47,220-54%39-34$1,211$5,414,3736ARC Entertainment
11The Lucky One (2012)$44,712-32%72-43$621$60,395,52212Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$43,369-43%83-66$523$42,043,63313Lionsgate
13Headhunters$24,742-4%253$990$1,089,36611Magnolia Pictures
14Under the Sea 3D$22,466-9%6-6$3,744$31,816,321178Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Hysteria$22,029-72%35-38$629$1,639,0568Sony Pictures Classics
16Teri Meri Kahani$20,826-83%940$222$767,3483Eros International
17Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$19,22775%100$1,923$5,756,6891133D Entertainment
18Chernobyl Diaries$18,611-66%38-107$490$18,085,6017Warner Bros.
19Unforgivable$16,090-42%61$2,682$62,9172Strand Releasing
20Monsieur Lazhar$15,746-45%13-7$1,211$1,894,71337Music Box Films
21A Cat In Paris$14,424-52%120$1,202$183,4356GKIDS
22Where Do We Go Now?$13,398-9%8-13$1,675$456,1929Sony Pictures Classics
23Neil Young Journeys$10,974-9%52$2,195$33,8822Sony Pictures Classics
24Jiro Dreams of Sushi$10,510-15%110$955$2,502,59018Magnolia Pictures
25The Magic of Belle Isle$10,367--3--$3,456$10,3671Magnolia Pictures
26Damsels in Distress$9,40861%157$627$936,10814Sony Pictures Classics
27Marley$7,919-21%8-4$990$1,383,64812Magnolia Pictures
28Daisies (2012 re-issue)$6,576--1--$6,576$6,5761Janus Films
29Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow$6,062416%21$3,031$13,6858First Run Features
30Peace, Love & Misunderstanding$5,552-83%13-29$427$539,8965IFC Films
31Crooked Arrows$5,522-47%11-2$502$1,818,1808Branded/Peck Films
32Bel Ami$5,16569%5-1$1,033$111,4505Magnolia Pictures
33Kumare$5,061-35%1-1$5,061$45,3313Kino Lorber
34Dark Horse$4,756-8%30$1,585$74,5475Vitagraph
35I Wish$4,652-52%4-4$1,163$110,8059Magnolia Pictures
36Elena (2012)$4,237-62%3-7$1,412$141,4898Zeitgeist Films
37The Woman in the Fifth$3,944-44%6-1$657$107,9214IDP/ATO Pictures
38China Heavyweight$3,792--1--$3,792$3,7921Zeitgeist Films
39Whores' Glory$3,743--2--$1,872$27,22111Kino Lorber
40The Raven$3,259-85%29-49$112$16,005,97811Relativity Media
41FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$3,259-29%3-2$1,086$107,39910International Film Circuit
42Crazy Eyes$3,259--2--$1,630$3,2591Strand Releasing
43Nobody Else But You$3,2384217%32$1,079$20,5239First Run Features
44Turn Me On, Dammit!$2,665-46%3-1$888$104,61015New Yorker Films
45Elles$2,593519%43$648$145,13511Kino Lorber
46Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$2,585-46%32$862$59,1954Music Box Films
47Beyond the Black Rainbow$2,539-16%52$508$49,1668Magnolia / Magnet
48The Invisible War$2,251-70%4-3$563$39,8013Cinedigm
49Darling Companion$2,090-54%4-7$523$772,63412Sony Pictures Classics
50God Bless America$1,704-56%4-4$426$122,0299Magnolia / Magnet
51The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$1,52622%20$763$1,102,03816Music Box Films
52The Turin Horse$1,46517%20$733$53,69022Cinema Guild
53Last Ride$1,30956%21$655$3,0852Music Box Films
54Pink Ribbons, Inc.$1,285-40%2-2$643$17,6176First Run Features
55Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog$1,070-33%30$357$12,3308Music Box Films
56OC87$966-56%1-2$966$36,4037Fisher Klingenstein Films
57Oslo, August 31st$908-16%10$908$62,7227Strand Releasing
58Paul Williams Still Alive$811-74%1-1$811$32,6975Abramorama
59Lola Versus$807-93%3-27$269$251,9135Fox Searchlight
60Gerhard Richter Painting$673-70%20$337$231,05117Kino Lorber
61Natural Selection$584--1--$584$48,15317Cinema Guild
62Footnote$581-81%3-2$194$2,007,45118Sony Pictures Classics
63This Is Not A Film$456--1--$456$68,82919Palisades Tartan
64Chely Wright: Wish Me Away$327-59%1-1$327$15,4616First Run Features
65The Color Wheel$290--1--$290$13,7128Cinema Conservancy
66Putin's Kiss$274--1--$274$5,13921Kino Lorber
675 Broken Cameras$114-16%10$114$49,8186Kino Lorber
68The Raid: Redemption$34-77%30$11$4,105,12316Sony Pictures Classics