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. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Click$5,638,126-50%3,749--$1,504$45,649,2371Sony / Columbia
2Cars$3,103,544-59%3,949-39$786$159,764,7903Disney
3Nacho Libre$1,702,735-59%3,08313$552$54,924,4812Paramount
4The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$1,302,629-56%3,0303$430$44,448,8992Universal
5The Lake House$1,155,776-54%2,6450$437$30,933,8352Warner Bros.
6Waist Deep$887,730-64%1,004--$884$10,289,1651Rogue
7The Break-Up$870,028-55%2,906-240$299$105,105,6664Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$826,884-50%2,98135$277$17,310,9262Fox
9X-Men: The Last Stand$625,387-57%2,408-404$260$225,128,9585Fox
10The Da Vinci Code$541,064-58%1,911-502$283$206,132,1136Sony / Columbia