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 Thu, Jul. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$19,177,802-34%4,011--$4,781$84,904,2490Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$7,855,838-23%3,940--$1,994$80,516,8911Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$3,623,920-39%3,408236$1,063$66,692,0581Fox
4License to Wed$2,211,740-25%2,401--$921$7,417,2590Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,072,799-27%3,592-12$577$69,986,1702Universal
61408$1,499,133-7%2,631-47$570$46,650,0752MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,079,639-19%2,181-678$495$126,868,8075Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$979,043-33%2,708-1255$362$119,639,7303Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$726,298-37%2,241-1120$324$105,624,4414Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$703,193-15%1,834-710$383$298,717,6096Disney