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, Nov. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Gangster$3,573,234-64%3,054--$1,170$47,139,6381Universal
2Bee Movie$1,983,695-82%3,928--$505$40,005,3691Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw IV$738,872-66%3,1830$232$51,139,0542Lionsgate
4Dan in Real Life$513,010-69%1,9254$266$23,208,3362Disney
530 Days of Night$328,868-64%2,627-232$125$34,298,1293Sony / Columbia
6The Game Plan$215,455-77%2,844-498$76$82,250,7776Disney
7Martian Child$211,814-74%2,020--$105$3,590,4351New Line
8Michael Clayton$188,464-67%2,107-478$89$33,270,3405Warner Bros.
9Gone Baby Gone$175,712-64%1,617-96$109$14,969,5453Miramax
10Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$169,510-70%1,403-494$121$51,228,6784Lionsgate