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 $1.4 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jun. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$8,921,924-53%4,0280$2,215$235,811,2752Disney
2Grown Ups$5,310,771-54%3,534--$1,503$45,817,3331Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$2,163,763-63%3,098--$698$29,592,2761Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$2,136,427-53%3,74077$571$137,925,1483Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$867,968-53%3,242-302$268$63,915,4003Fox
6Get Him to the Greek$569,140-41%2,189-403$260$55,185,6354Universal
7Shrek Forever After$515,236-48%2,340-867$220$230,054,3256Paramount / DreamWorks
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$361,669-50%1,851-754$195$86,583,5485Disney
9Killers (2010)$294,109-46%2,271-348$130$44,232,8634Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$261,120-48%2,8250$92$9,432,2032Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$194,463-55%1,169-443$166$307,138,1108Paramount
12Marmaduke$157,106-41%1,110-1385$142$30,166,0474Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$192,100-46%901-779$213$93,264,7155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$90,315-53%669-377$135$103,392,0857Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,135-37%333120$268$215,511,66314Paramount / DreamWorks
4Letters to Juliet$68,848-40%509-297$135$49,606,2777Summit
5Solitary Man$45,853-67%17770$259$2,120,4076Anchor Bay
6Splice$36,815-47%340-604$108$16,265,9214Warner Bros
7Date Night$32,720-49%286-59$114$97,353,13912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$25,637-51%226-41$113$162,723,24513Warner Bros.
9The Back-up Plan$15,988-46%147-19$109$37,259,19010CBS Films
10Furry Vengeance$15,824-48%157-78$101$17,302,0999Summit
11City Island$14,878-65%105-28$142$6,171,16515Anchor Bay
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$13,133-49%172-56$76$62,915,3009Warner Bros. / New Line
13Just Wright$11,123-43%111-47$100$21,230,2157Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,089-37%105-41$96$63,704,70715Fox
15Kick-Ass$7,228-37%102-55$71$48,050,73311Lionsgate
16Raavan$7,209-72%115-5$63$670,4952Reliance Big Pictures

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$60,061-18%500$1,201$9,223,48915Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$49,933-64%7031$713$1,114,2643Roadside Attractions
3Cyrus$38,971-59%1713$2,292$605,2302Fox Searchlight
4Under the Sea 3D$10,6927%13-2$822$22,597,42972Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Avatar$9,455-37%15-2$630$749,545,02928Fox
6Babies$8,561-43%64-33$134$7,206,8458Focus
7The Square (2010)$1,840-70%8-4$230$381,53712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$1,553-60%150$104$639,54817GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$1,197-40%8-8$150$827,3907Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$381-69%3-4$127$1,465,57211Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$113-73%20$57$45,1466Hanover House