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 Mon, Jun. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$4,842,821-52%3,459--$1,400$42,477,2561Sony / Columbia
2Finding Nemo$2,522,092-41%3,333-71$757$256,517,2395Disney
3Hulk$2,461,367-57%3,67414$670$103,057,8822Universal
428 Days Later$1,422,209-54%1,260--$1,129$11,485,6491Fox Searchlight
5Bruce Almighty$914,744-48%2,651-423$345$222,249,8776Universal
62 Fast 2 Furious$887,724-50%2,817-323$315$114,883,0184Universal
7The Italian Job$828,546-50%2,021-74$410$77,586,9395Paramount
8Rugrats Go Wild$653,433-43%3,008-33$217$31,630,9333Paramount
9Hollywood Homicide$485,859-42%2,425-415$200$27,802,1143Sony / Columbia
10The Matrix Reloaded$429,238-46%1,488-362$288$269,415,2687Warner Bros.