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, Jul. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$6,045,304-7%3,165--$1,910$65,040,4011Universal
2I, Robot$2,620,6515%3,49474$750$100,250,4612Fox
3Spider-Man 2$2,042,2649%3,753-305$544$332,373,7404Sony / Columbia
4Catwoman$1,777,651-4%3,117--$570$20,353,1941Warner Bros.
5A Cinderella Story$1,688,67920%2,6250$643$32,702,2282Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$1,119,6118%2,936-168$381$73,211,9643DreamWorks
7Fahrenheit 9/11$930,89627%1,855-149$502$104,803,0825Lionsgate
8The Notebook (2004)$898,20820%2,003-86$448$63,978,6235New Line
9King Arthur (2004)$542,23618%2,104-982$258$46,171,5763Disney
10Shrek 2$511,02540%1,559-298$328$430,322,72210DreamWorks