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, Jun. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Thirteen$3,769,873-9%3,565--$1,057$44,059,5961Warner Bros.
2Knocked Up$2,558,534-5%2,8765$890$71,114,7352Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$2,076,956-4%4,002-360$519$257,687,3343Disney
4Surf's Up$1,927,1184%3,528--$546$21,422,5881Sony / Columbia
5Shrek the Third$1,686,1803%3,925-184$430$284,784,4534Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hostel Part II$780,126-14%2,350--$332$9,896,7561Lionsgate
7Mr. Brooks$510,133-1%2,4530$208$19,621,5612MGM
8Spider-Man 3$473,7671%2,570-832$184$326,524,9776Sony / Columbia
9Gracie$76,29310%1,093-71$70$2,600,5732Picturehouse