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, Jun. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$5,610,113-12%3,663--$1,532$67,661,6791Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,702,221-10%3,535--$764$31,373,8851Fox
3Shrek Forever After$2,002,1287%3,868-518$518$213,895,6674Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,323,980-18%2,7025$490$39,332,0352Universal
5Killers (2010)$1,065,8265%2,8590$373$32,345,9952Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$817,00012%2,750-695$297$86,207,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Marmaduke$803,67514%3,2130$250$23,791,4772Fox
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$797,2675%3,108-538$257$73,784,7743Disney
9Iron Man 2$511,560-5%2,305-702$222$300,331,9856Paramount
10Splice$391,000-4%2,4500$160$13,955,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$293,725-9%1,895-704$155$100,079,5455Universal
12Letters to Juliet$274,7048%1,331-631$206$47,282,3025Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$70,91613%430-228$165$96,400,14310Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$47,0004%333199$141$162,050,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$44,2137%281-62$157$214,511,72912Paramount / DreamWorks
4Furry Vengeance$36,19342%268143$135$16,883,7007Summit
5Babies$33,7799%146-35$231$6,918,9006Focus
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$30,95633%202-42$153$63,419,12313Fox
7Just Wright$29,608-12%279-239$106$20,858,8715Fox Searchlight
8City Island$24,4633%159-18$154$5,703,94413Anchor Bay
9Raajneeti$22,00038%12413$177$1,326,0002UTV Communications
10Kick-Ass$21,4390%17861$120$47,833,6169Lionsgate
11The Back-up Plan$9,8809%112-41$88$36,936,4598CBS Films
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$8,300-17%125-169$66$62,597,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Losers$7,400-10%127-79$58$23,544,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,00014%481$1,542$8,228,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$35,94010%5331$678$939,7284Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,61914%26-20$716$749,351,71126Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,00017%15-2$933$22,437,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$8,286-27%4--$2,072$104,3901Roadside Attractions
6The Ghost Writer$5,24320%63-84$83$15,532,78217Summit
7Princess Kaiulani$5,0253%261$193$781,4135Roadside Attractions
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,52318%43-38$82$88,725,25318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$3,52088%20-4$176$604,51815GKIDS
10The Square (2010)$1,202-72%170$71$332,05810Apparition
11The Joneses$522-36%81$65$1,443,9039Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$405-42%4--$101$6,0601Anchor Bay