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, Feb. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Friday the 13th (2009)$1,422,344-53%3,105--$458$45,008,7551Warner Bros. / New Line
2He's Just Not That Into You$1,319,253-53%3,1750$416$59,117,9852Warner Bros. / New Line
3Coraline$1,227,576-70%2,32021$529$40,314,9282Focus
4Taken$1,195,556-58%3,109-75$385$81,686,8963Fox
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$1,054,655-62%2,507--$421$18,862,8091Disney
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$727,934-72%2,965-204$246$113,118,3385Sony / Columbia
7The International$725,222-47%2,364--$307$11,425,6611Sony / Columbia
8Slumdog Millionaire$645,269-55%1,634-90$395$88,746,38714Fox Searchlight
9The Pink Panther 2$612,856-73%3,2452$189$24,702,1532Sony / Columbia
10Push$448,254-60%2,3130$194$20,824,9502Summit