'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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Think Like a Man Too$29,241,911--2,225--$13,142$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
222 Jump Street$27,460,995-52%3,3060$8,306$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$24,719,312-50%4,26815$5,792$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jersey Boys$13,319,371--2,905--$4,585$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
6Edge of Tomorrow$9,820,080-41%3,212-293$3,057$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$8,565,710-42%3,34067$2,565$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$6,150,460-37%2,681-361$2,294$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$1,888,304-43%1,365-723$1,383$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,600,550-51%1,417-996$1,130$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$1,368,375-42%1,033-863$1,325$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

1Chef$1,708,590-22%961-141$1,778$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$1,007,492-42%842-739$1,197$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$633,630-34%434-248$1,460$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$538,050-33%444-133$1,212$34,402,1986Disney
5The Rover$481,214594%608603$791$562,4402A24
6Rio 2$413,379-1%310-73$1,333$127,375,99211Fox
7Belle$318,771-38%244-94$1,306$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
8Divergent$270,363-29%289-47$936$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
9Ida (2014)$268,8175%13321$2,021$2,065,3308Music Box Films
10The Grand Seduction$240,242-12%12420$1,937$1,769,7174eOne Films US
11The Other Woman (2014)$217,118-11%231-13$940$83,091,1159Fox
12Words and Pictures$214,891-46%175-42$1,228$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$196,797-28%184-39$1,070$256,690,27912Disney
14Heaven is for Real$179,604-46%201-331$894$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
15The LEGO Movie$172,592-24%31514$548$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
16The Signal (2014)$149,636-4%20484$734$403,5862Focus
17The Grand Budapest Hotel$132,861-32%112-37$1,186$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
18Mr. Peabody & Sherman$109,413-24%179-28$611$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19God's Not Dead$92,662-29%112-38$827$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
20The Immigrant$88,902-42%110-30$808$1,858,9456Weinstein Company
22Muppets Most Wanted$39,142-42%116-42$337$51,065,72114Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

1Obvious Child$245,16483%5537$4,458$578,8873A24
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$129,511-5%410$3,159$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Alone Yet Not Alone$80,550-85%80-23$1,007$830,59239Enthuse Entertainment
4Hubble 3D$51,11812%22-1$2,324$44,704,751223Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey to the South Pacific$49,473-14%17-2$2,910$3,321,43630IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
6Moms' Night Out$48,847-7%50-31$977$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
7Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44,58144%4628$969$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
8Third Person$38,856--5--$7,771$38,8561Sony Pictures Classics
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,408148%529$700$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
10The Railway Man$35,07539%8434$418$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
11Brick Mansions$32,157-43%60-25$536$20,285,5189Relativity Media
12Fading Gigolo$30,322-40%31-17$978$3,667,61410Millennium Entertainment
13Fed Up$28,092-33%47-9$598$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
14Venus in Fur$24,761--2--$12,381$24,7611IFC Films
15Jerusalem 3D$22,561-11%13-2$1,735$4,492,27840National Geographic
16The Lunchbox$22,144-28%260$852$4,135,62617Sony Pictures Classics
17Ivory Tower$20,85717%97$2,317$45,6962IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
1850 to 1$20,6461044%1210$1,721$742,95214Ten Furlongs
19Only Lovers Left Alive$19,755-12%23-4$859$1,696,90311Sony Pictures Classics
20We Are the Best!$14,713-38%234$640$124,2314Magnolia Pictures
21Night Moves$14,258-71%30-25$475$198,2834Cinedigm
22Cold in July$13,784-58%18-24$766$396,5615IFC Films
23A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$12,863--2--$6,432$12,8631Big World Pictures
24A Coffee in Berlin$12,188211%65$2,031$19,6302Music Box Films
25Le Chef$11,290--1--$11,290$11,2901Cohen Media Group
26Borgman$11,22490%139$863$30,6893Drafthouse Films
27Under the Sea 3D$9,40524%7-5$1,344$34,057,448280Warner Bros. / IMAX
28The Last Sentence$9,020--2--$4,510$9,0201Music Box Films
29Chinese Puzzle$8,946-60%11-10$813$292,8076Cohen Media Group
30Frozen (2013)$8,746-58%23-5$380$400,704,37731Disney
32Under the Skin (2014)$8,457-12%160$529$2,485,59312A24
33Finding Vivian Maier$7,980-26%11-3$725$1,435,28213IFC Films
34Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$7,363-63%9-2$818$106,3935IFC Films
35The Double (2014)$7,097-2%144$507$152,6087Magnolia Pictures
36Oculus$6,736-41%17-14$396$27,689,47411Relativity Media
37Hellion$6,714-12%32$2,238$14,7552IFC Films
38Code Black$6,319--1--$6,319$6,3191Long Shot Factory
39To the Arctic 3D$5,318-2%3-2$1,773$14,136,984114Warner Bros. / IMAX
40Redwood Highway$4,854-4%82$607$98,93911Monterey Media
41Half of a Yellow Sun$4,513170%3-1$1,504$32,4526Monterey Media
42Lucky Them$3,486-53%92$387$24,1184IFC Films
43Le Week-End$3,414-10%5-4$683$2,216,75315Music Box Films
44The Amazing Catfish$3,025313%21$1,513$4,2202Strand Releasing
45Just a Sigh$3,00260%21$1,501$74,70914Distrib Films
46The Hornet's Nest$2,969-22%30$990$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
47Jodorowsky's Dune$2,732-18%4-2$683$628,89414Sony Pictures Classics
48Particle Fever$2,485125%10$2,485$867,58716Abramorama / Bond 360
49Norte, the End of History$2,164--1--$2,164$2,1641Cinema Guild
50Filth$2,07844%4-1$520$27,4424Magnolia / Magnet
51Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,8269%50$365$33,0746International Film Circuit
52Born to Be Wild 3D$1,59136%118$145$23,414,686168Warner Bros. / IMAX
53The Sacrament$1,312-38%50$262$7,3233Magnolia / Magnet
54Bicycling with Molière$1,292-73%2-4$646$52,5409Strand Releasing
55For No Good Reason$976-74%4-16$244$60,2369Sony Pictures Classics
56Godzilla: The Japanese Original$71797%21$359$142,83110Rialto Pictures
57Blue Ruin$550-46%1-1$550$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
58The Unknown Known$480-15%2-1$240$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
59Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$391-67%10$391$59,43219Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
60Deep Sea 3D$294-68%2-6$147$46,065,659434Warner Bros. / IMAX
61A Long Way Off$262-97%1-12$262$27,0133Moving Visions Entertainment
62Manakamana$140--1--$140$22,81910Cinema Guild
63Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$44-77%10$44$3062First Run Features