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 Sun, May. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$15,034,800-11%4,3678$3,443$133,061,4142Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$9,576,790-7%3,646--$2,627$30,095,2591Disney
3Sex and the City 2$8,063,000-19%3,445--$2,340$45,210,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Iron Man 2$5,852,544-5%3,804-373$1,539$275,035,9004Paramount
5Robin Hood$3,727,000-2%3,373-132$1,105$83,126,0003Universal
6Letters to Juliet$1,864,870-14%2,825-150$660$36,537,1903Summit
7Just Wright$728,904-12%1,195-636$610$18,154,0963Fox Searchlight
8Date Night$630,947-6%1,126-743$560$93,515,4638Fox
9MacGruber$573,0007%2,546-5$225$7,216,0002Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$404,240-12%825-926$490$212,755,05310Paramount / DreamWorks
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$317,000-4%891-1234$356$61,702,0005Warner Bros. / New Line
3Babies$174,101-1%301-94$578$5,924,3554Focus
4City Island$145,429-16%201-33$724$4,741,15011Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$103,281-3%391-688$264$36,526,4956CBS Films
6The Bounty Hunter$97,607-1%287117$340$65,573,29511Sony / Columbia
7Kites$93,041-6%176-32$529$1,443,6622Reliance Big Cinema
8Hot Tub Time Machine$86,00016%36486$236$49,945,00010MGM
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$82,3523%247-314$333$41,874,0447Sony / Screen Gems
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$82,0005%225-187$364$161,322,0009Warner Bros.
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$79,948-21%283-69$283$62,687,11611Fox
12Furry Vengeance$71,4184%247-1122$289$16,464,3035Summit
13Shutter Island$65,715-2%201-55$327$127,811,97415Paramount
14Kick-Ass$62,14425%163-146$381$47,462,1857Lionsgate
15Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$42,044-2%17744$238$59,944,3699Lionsgate
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$17,877-29%108-58$166$88,520,12116Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$120,0006%480$2,500$7,007,00011Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Avatar$44,849-5%84-83$534$749,048,93924Fox
3The Losers$39,000-7%83-102$470$23,231,0006Warner Bros.
4Princess Kaiulani$33,78111%38-9$889$593,4673Roadside Attractions
5Solitary Man$30,067-7%62$5,011$216,8352Anchor Bay
6The Ghost Writer$26,713-12%58-28$461$15,311,66915Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$12,000-29%180$667$22,212,00068Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Tooth Fairy$10,704-11%76-39$141$59,954,88619Fox
9Our Family Wedding$9,83016%52-32$189$20,209,47712Fox Searchlight
10The Secret of Kells$8,992-13%252$360$533,18813GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$5,844-5%153$390$284,1548Apparition
12Racing Dreams$1,9237%8-25$240$27,7932Hanover House
13The Runaways$1,111-18%11-19$101$3,570,62011Apparition
14The Joneses$940-29%8-19$118$1,435,0847Roadside Attractions