Grosses

'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Aug. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$7,315,486-17%3,264--$2,241$76,205,2951Disney
2Austin Powers in Goldmember$3,610,784-11%3,6130$999$149,367,2982New Line
3The Master of Disguise$1,658,032-16%2,565--$646$16,182,1131Sony / Columbia
4Stuart Little 2$1,021,419-5%3,095-187$330$48,966,8313Sony / Columbia
5Road to Perdition$759,600-5%2,33282$326$78,711,2064DreamWorks
6Men in Black II$626,421-7%2,902-640$216$183,375,3535Sony / Columbia
7The Country Bears$511,704-4%2,5530$200$12,842,6762Disney
8Mr. Deeds$343,200-3%1,966-343$175$121,587,6886Sony / Columbia
9K-19: The Widowmaker$342,603-5%2,634-196$130$31,443,6703Paramount
10Lilo & Stitch$239,389-7%1,265-515$189$137,757,9697Disney