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, Jul. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$6,425,797-39%4,065150$1,581$114,519,9821Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$4,115,355-26%2,847--$1,446$44,247,7531Fox
3Click$3,357,758-16%3,76415$892$90,985,8672Sony / Columbia
4Cars$2,402,984-32%3,706-20$648$192,905,8264Disney
5Nacho Libre$1,052,951-20%3,082-1$342$69,546,9293Paramount
6The Lake House$716,853-35%2,6450$271$42,094,1033Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$707,785-9%2,670-181$265$54,245,7593Universal
8The Break-Up$487,078-25%1,911-391$255$112,205,0315Universal
9Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$472,933-10%2,150-522$220$23,261,8043Fox
10Waist Deep$387,602-36%1,0062$385$16,949,6572Rogue