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, May. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$3,457,863-4%4,2520$813$247,285,2102Sony / Columbia
228 Weeks Later$981,495-6%2,303--$426$11,828,4061Fox Atomic
3Georgia Rule$631,1948%2,523--$250$7,986,1171Universal
4Disturbia$366,6061%3,106-26$118$66,946,7825Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fracture$316,77311%2,202-163$144$31,645,4484New Line
6Hot Fuzz$230,2685%1,236-30$186$19,455,0974Rogue
7Delta Farce$224,9980%1,931--$117$3,871,4861Lionsgate
8The Invisible$185,2178%1,943-76$95$16,014,4173Disney
9Next$179,5085%2,017-716$89$15,090,2143Paramount
10The Ex$149,0555%1,009--$148$1,684,8501MGM (Weinstein)