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 Wed, Jun. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$5,221,521-7%3,663--$1,425$72,883,2001Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,604,142-4%3,535--$737$33,978,0271Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,896,304-5%3,868-518$490$215,791,9714Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,433,4058%2,7025$530$40,765,4402Universal
5Killers (2010)$1,030,678-3%2,8590$361$33,376,6732Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$818,0000%2,750-695$297$87,026,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Marmaduke$762,821-5%3,2130$237$24,554,2982Fox
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$759,421-5%3,108-538$244$74,544,1953Disney
9Iron Man 2$536,5155%2,305-702$233$300,868,5006Paramount
10Splice$375,000-4%2,4500$153$14,330,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$311,7406%1,895-704$165$100,391,2855Universal
12Letters to Juliet$264,210-4%1,331-631$199$47,546,5125Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$64,592-9%430-228$150$96,464,73510Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$45,000-4%333199$135$162,095,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$43,477-2%281-62$155$214,555,20612Paramount / DreamWorks
4Babies$38,34814%1460$263$6,957,2486Focus
5Furry Vengeance$33,115-9%268143$124$16,916,8157Summit
6Just Wright$32,48010%279-239$116$20,891,3515Fox Searchlight
7City Island$28,13215%159-18$177$5,733,18913Anchor Bay
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$27,239-12%202-42$135$63,446,36213Fox
9Kick-Ass$22,6386%17861$127$47,856,2549Lionsgate
10Raajneeti$21,000-5%12413$169$1,347,0002UTV Communications
11The Back-up Plan$10,96211%112-41$98$36,947,4218CBS Films
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,10010%125-169$73$62,606,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Losers$8,80019%127-79$69$23,552,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$75,0001%481$1,563$8,303,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$33,079-8%5331$624$973,9434Anchor Bay
3Avatar$19,6966%26-20$758$749,371,40726Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$13,000-7%15-2$867$22,450,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$11,03233%4--$2,758$115,4221Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$5,0911%261$196$786,5045Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$5,024-4%63-84$80$15,537,80617Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,750-22%43-38$64$88,728,00318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$2,735-22%20-4$137$607,25315GKIDS
10The Square (2010)$1,59232%170$94$333,65010Apparition
11The Joneses$74342%81$93$1,444,6469Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$69471%4--$174$6,7541Anchor Bay