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 Wed, Jun. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hulk$4,355,675-14%3,660--$1,190$77,669,0171Universal
2Finding Nemo$2,830,2290%3,404-21$831$236,942,2864Disney
32 Fast 2 Furious$1,175,063-8%3,140-278$374$106,592,2313Universal
4Bruce Almighty$1,138,617-4%3,074-403$370$213,991,7795Universal
5The Italian Job$914,365-2%2,095-602$436$70,325,7604Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$894,4377%3,0410$294$26,330,6802Paramount
7Alex & Emma$693,442-8%2,310--$300$8,231,4811Warner Bros.
8Hollywood Homicide$668,928-4%2,8400$236$23,577,7172Sony / Columbia
9Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$602,237-4%2,6090$231$21,889,2562New Line
10The Matrix Reloaded$483,944-11%1,850-500$262$265,921,4376Warner Bros.