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 Fri, Aug. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$13,124,233--3,651--$3,595$13,124,2331Sony / Columbia
2Step Up 3D$6,657,326--2,435--$2,734$6,657,3261Disney
3Inception$5,552,03653%3,418-127$1,624$214,684,1354Warner Bros.
4Dinner for Schmucks$3,372,41023%3,00493$1,123$39,617,9622Paramount / DreamWorks
5Salt$3,289,80649%3,317-295$992$84,169,9473Sony / Columbia
6Despicable Me$2,849,85524%3,413-189$835$202,853,8405Universal
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$2,160,40630%3,7050$583$21,686,5562Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$1,716,42528%2,7257$630$20,512,5552Universal
9Toy Story 3$877,8325%1,714-391$512$394,146,0868Disney
10Grown Ups$777,32927%1,769-500$439$154,040,5537Sony / Columbia
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$724,13616%1,704-630$425$291,535,7446Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$692,39010%1,766-758$392$55,394,0074Disney
13Ramona and Beezus$521,418-30%1,478-1241$353$19,973,0783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$720,93667%994147$725$12,163,9415Focus
2The Last Airbender$200,778-14%639-599$314$128,467,1456Paramount
3The Karate Kid (2010)$182,920129%442-19$414$173,453,9309Sony / Columbia
4Predators$133,0153%454-419$293$50,187,0135Fox
5Shrek Forever After$131,98621%308-22$429$236,251,78612Paramount / DreamWorks
6Middle Men$103,683--252--$411$103,6831Paramount
7Knight and Day$99,1778%336-495$295$74,643,4787Fox
8Winter's Bone$80,026100%1412$568$4,262,2769Roadside Attractions
9The A-Team$59,60346%241-41$247$76,393,6729Fox
10Iron Man 2$56,80219%224-62$254$311,669,46814Paramount
11Killers (2010)$38,18363%172-47$222$46,787,82210Lionsgate
12Twelve$35,518--231--$154$35,5181Hannover House
13Marmaduke$33,9184%170-60$200$33,079,17210Fox
14Cyrus$26,486-17%132-84$201$7,065,2118Fox Searchlight
15Get Him to the Greek$23,095-75%110-45$210$60,853,90510Universal
16Sex and the City 2$22,506267%200158$113$95,183,89011Warner Bros. / New Line
17Letters to Juliet$19,912-4%103-70$193$52,856,25613Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,550-5%530$1,671$12,605,39821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$73,034--45--$1,623$73,0341Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$22,411-18%130$1,724$23,445,61878Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$17,603364%1917$926$53,9193Weinstein Company
5The Disappearance of Alice Creed$12,840--10--$1,284$12,8401Anchor Bay
6Solitary Man$12,41867%45-18$276$4,177,07312Anchor Bay
7Date Night$9,189-8%46-30$200$98,587,74018Fox
8Jonah Hex$5,575-26%25-58$223$10,528,9158Warner Bros.
9Avatar$2,685-47%1-1$2,685$749,758,31334Fox
10Grease Sing-a-Long$2,477--21-12$118$299,1075Paramount
11City Island$1,235-11%7-8$176$6,652,09921Anchor Bay
12Princess Kaiulani$379-42%1-1$379$860,73813Roadside Attractions