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. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,809,000-13%3,332--$543$36,789,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Back-up Plan$622,01525%3,2800$190$24,081,1762CBS Films
3How to Train Your Dragon$582,686-4%3,426-239$170$193,361,7136Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$521,5448%3,093-201$169$74,607,3514Fox
5The Losers$474,0006%2,9360$161$18,937,0002Warner Bros.
6Kick-Ass$430,3761%2,542-523$169$43,084,6853Lionsgate
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$418,000-4%2,737-534$153$154,766,0005Warner Bros.
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$364,2534%2,271-188$160$35,613,4263Sony / Screen Gems
9Furry Vengeance$292,99610%2,997--$98$7,188,0371Summit
10Oceans$278,52712%1,2104$230$13,986,5922Disneynature