'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, Aug. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$65,575,105--3,845--$17,055$65,575,1051Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$42,124,922-55%4,0888$10,305$176,515,7612Disney
3Into the Storm$17,346,427--3,434--$5,051$17,346,4271Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$10,979,290--2,023--$5,427$10,979,2901Disney / DreamWorks
6Step Up All In$6,469,857--2,072--$3,123$6,469,8571Lionsgate / Summit
7Hercules (2014)$5,746,891-48%2,896-699$1,984$63,508,1383Paramount
8Get On Up$5,195,150-62%2,4691$2,104$23,109,7602Universal
9Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$4,334,532-50%2,306-977$1,880$197,768,1565Fox
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,451,526-59%2,280-961$1,075$52,982,8544Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$2,285,060-61%1,602-1054$1,426$68,533,3604Universal
12And So It Goes$1,204,696-63%1,111-705$1,084$13,243,2153Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

1A Most Wanted Man$2,198,557-32%80175$2,745$10,410,7903Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$1,973,656-18%506196$3,901$10,537,0435IFC Films
3Sex Tape$1,124,492-68%944-1556$1,191$36,907,1904Sony / Columbia
4Magic in the Moonlight$763,0153%170105$4,488$2,397,2333Sony Pictures Classics
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$690,037-43%526-335$1,312$170,121,1529Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Transformers: Age of Extinction$576,456-74%580-1152$994$242,880,0317Paramount
8Tammy$502,001-68%550-865$913$82,737,1686Warner Bros. / New Line
922 Jump Street$353,208-70%313-515$1,128$189,477,8249Sony / Columbia
10Edge of Tomorrow$332,385-47%265-137$1,254$99,280,67810Warner Bros.
11Chef$320,277-51%242-108$1,323$28,944,19914Open Road
12Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$296,414--251--$1,181$2,412,7521Screenvision
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$278,47649%22737$1,227$232,077,84612Fox
14The Fault in Our Stars$201,701-36%223-59$904$123,846,54710Fox
15Begin Again$178,812-73%245-482$730$14,278,4127Weinstein Company
16James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D$149,879--304--$493$149,8791DisruptiveLA
17Earth to Echo$148,820-68%217-319$686$37,458,6396Relativity Media
18Godzilla (2014)$134,584-44%178-99$756$200,435,30813Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$120,066-30%166-46$723$131,261,54818Fox
20Jersey Boys$113,609-60%150-136$757$46,491,1338Warner Bros.
21Captain America: The Winter Soldier$111,144-72%105-76$1,059$259,657,01119Disney
22Blended$104,046-30%144-43$723$46,084,34312Warner Bros.
23The Fluffy Movie$95,860-82%156-276$614$2,705,0413Open Road
24Wish I Was Here$95,326-84%202-551$472$3,459,6674Focus
25Neighbors (2014)$91,560-47%139-38$659$149,939,69014Universal
26America (2014)$66,792-81%121-357$552$14,320,8577Lionsgate
27The Amazing Spider-Man 2$57,873-52%104-57$556$202,778,22415Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1Calvary$253,981243%4440$5,772$359,6312Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$141,393-15%410$3,449$5,780,95919Warner Bros. / IMAX
3What If$133,898--20--$6,695$133,8981CBS Films
4Kick$97,350-78%74-88$1,316$2,393,5923UTV Motion Pictures
6Hubble 3D$64,154-15%112$5,832$45,613,675230Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Admiral: Roaring Currents$51,431--1--$51,431$51,4311CJ Entertainment
8Journey to the South Pacific$51,227-27%180$2,846$4,268,31037IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
9Million Dollar Arm$42,233-45%66-35$640$36,404,90513Disney
10Obvious Child$37,412-45%35-9$1,069$2,968,94310A24
11I Origins$33,826-50%88-34$384$308,5854Fox Searchlight
12Mood Indigo$26,544-30%3515$758$170,9854Drafthouse Films
13The Grand Seduction$25,012-48%33-17$758$3,273,95311eOne Films US
14Heaven is for Real$24,231-54%60-36$404$91,443,25317Sony / TriStar
15Ida (2014)$23,416-35%29-4$807$3,593,86715Music Box Films
16A Five Star Life$22,863-20%125$1,905$111,4094Music Box Films
17Think Like a Man Too$22,388-80%31-84$722$65,104,7118Sony / Screen Gems
18Jerusalem 3D$21,06816%133$1,621$4,917,11847National Geographic
19Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$19,575-79%44-53$445$30,577,1226Sony / Screen Gems
20Belle$16,634-46%28-15$594$10,682,94915Fox Searchlight
21Mr. Peabody & Sherman$15,881-37%36-23$441$111,429,71923Fox / DreamWorks Animation
22Land Ho!$14,095-27%12-7$1,175$200,7515Sony Pictures Classics
23The Dog$12,431--3--$4,144$12,4311Drafthouse Films
24Life Itself$11,855-30%30-14$395$742,0326Magnolia Pictures
25Le Chef$11,188-52%13-5$861$329,7378Cohen Media Group
26Under the Sea 3D$9,198-35%71$1,314$34,244,970287Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Born to Be Wild 3D$8,894-10%6-1$1,482$23,507,507175Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Third Person$7,858-18%8-1$982$888,2598Sony Pictures Classics
29The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,282-51%16-7$455$59,051,48623Fox Searchlight
3050 to 1$6,970-44%4-6$1,743$858,35921Ten Furlongs
31The Other Woman (2014)$6,464-36%14-8$462$83,906,11416Fox
32Words and Pictures$6,082-51%12-6$507$2,155,36412Roadside Attractions
33Yves Saint Laurent$5,316-47%6-2$886$275,3187Weinstein Company
34The Rover$4,985-14%5-1$997$1,099,7169A24
35Only Lovers Left Alive$4,968-40%5-2$994$1,850,04018Sony Pictures Classics
36A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$4,920-11%70$703$143,4578Big World Pictures
37Child of God$4,578-83%5-3$916$37,9492Well Go USA
38Venus in Fur$4,551-56%21-10$217$342,1838IFC Films
39Persecuted$4,453-79%10-22$445$1,557,4944Millennium Entertainment
40The Last Sentence$4,362433%31$1,454$54,2708Music Box Films
41The LEGO Movie$4,255-39%17-21$250$257,731,10727Warner Bros.
43The Lunchbox$3,20518%51$641$4,212,45824Sony Pictures Classics
44Fifi Howls from Happiness$2,728--1--$2,728$2,7281Music Box Films
45Happy Christmas$2,632-62%8-1$329$24,1693Magnolia Pictures
46Under the Skin (2014)$2,587-60%3-2$862$2,611,94919A24
47To the Arctic 3D$2,327129%3-1$776$14,163,846121Warner Bros. / IMAX
48Finding Vivian Maier$2,164-3%5-4$433$1,509,13120IFC Films
49A Master Builder$1,987-52%21$994$26,1683Abramorama
50Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$1,713770%10$1,713$64,77526Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
51Code Black$1,556-88%5-5$311$150,2908Long Shot Factory
52What Now? Remind Me$1,434--1--$1,434$1,4341Cinema Guild
53Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$1,14061%42$285$75,0507Magnolia Pictures
54Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,13313%10$1,133$148,90617Rialto Pictures
55The Double (2014)$877-78%4-5$219$199,80614Magnolia Pictures
56Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$692-19%3-1$231$211,83310RADiUS-TWC
57Half of a Yellow Sun$576--1--$576$53,64513Monterey Media
58For No Good Reason$573-20%1-1$573$67,10516Sony Pictures Classics
59The Empty Hours$347--1--$347$7,8795Strand Releasing
60For a Woman$338168%10$338$32,62415Film Movement
61As It Is in Heaven (2014)$300-12%21$150$10,3965Embark Visuals
62Redwood Highway$282--2--$141$131,33818Monterey Media
63Fed Up$255-92%2-5$128$1,534,98514RADiUS-TWC
64We Are the Best!$120-89%1-2$120$174,59811Magnolia Pictures
65Moebius$72-92%10$72$2,3402RAM Releasing
66Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$64--1--$64$2,3639First Run Features
67The Jewish Cardinal$9-99%10$9$133,23231Film Movement