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, Jun. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$2,784,275-3%4,38619$635$194,252,0663Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$1,956,025-13%2,697--$725$26,458,3151Universal
3Killers (2010)$1,508,954-6%2,859--$528$22,253,6171Lionsgate
4Sex and the City 2$1,462,400-6%3,4450$424$79,220,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,462,378-3%3,6460$401$65,742,1522Disney
6Marmaduke$1,151,674-9%3,213--$358$16,278,8361Fox
7Iron Man 2$853,5931%3,007-797$284$294,761,1845Paramount
8Splice$603,000-10%2,450--$246$10,211,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$584,425-2%2,599-774$225$96,848,5404Universal
10Letters to Juliet$459,6382%1,962-863$234$45,060,3014Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$88,3482%658-468$134$95,665,4279Fox
2Just Wright$64,314-8%518-677$124$20,475,1304Fox Searchlight
3How to Train Your Dragon$52,930-11%343-482$154$214,095,92211Paramount / DreamWorks
4Babies$43,2792%181-120$239$6,684,3095Focus
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$36,662-8%244-39$150$63,209,48712Fox
6City Island$30,035-14%177-24$170$5,392,77112Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$29,000-33%111--$261$1,019,0001UTV Communications
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$22,0005%294-597$75$62,506,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
9Hot Tub Time Machine$18,000-5%203-161$89$50,288,00011MGM
10The Losers$18,000-5%206123$87$23,473,0007Warner Bros.
11Clash of the Titans (2010)$17,0006%134-91$127$161,629,00010Warner Bros.
12MacGruber$14,160-6%177-2369$80$8,525,6003Universal / Rogue
13The Back-up Plan$11,232-2%153-238$73$36,837,7737CBS Films
14Shutter Island$10,924-8%152-49$72$128,012,93416Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$10,803-10%14789$73$15,484,06616Summit
16Kick-Ass$10,20610%117-46$87$47,682,4078Lionsgate
17Furry Vengeance$8,143-14%125-122$65$16,646,7836Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,8405%105-72$56$60,095,85210Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$76,0001%47-1$1,617$7,851,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$15,00055%17-1$882$22,363,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Avatar$14,27112%46-38$310$749,252,03225Fox
4Solitary Man$13,419-29%2216$610$503,7223Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$7,78525%25-13$311$736,6024Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,940-9%81-27$86$88,691,72917Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,229-9%46-30$70$60,008,77020Fox
8The Secret of Kells$2,7427%24-1$114$581,98514GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,607-14%172$95$313,1589Apparition
10Letters to God$285-14%9-5$32$2,844,0539Vivendi
11The Joneses$78-66%7-1$11$1,439,1058Roadside Attractions