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 Sat, Aug. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$11,899,925-11%3,270--$3,639$25,230,8061Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$8,135,550-4%3,082--$2,640$16,592,3591Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$6,792,06021%3,6510$1,860$64,952,9452Sony / Columbia
4Inception$4,574,68137%3,120-298$1,466$245,109,3475Warner Bros.
5Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$3,381,625-25%2,818--$1,200$7,904,5151Universal
6Despicable Me$2,762,23532%2,923-490$945$220,078,2156Universal
7Step Up 3D$2,612,17114%2,4394$1,071$27,232,2512Disney
8Salt$2,561,05735%2,834-483$904$101,682,1484Sony / Columbia
9Dinner for Schmucks$2,459,06222%3,04642$807$56,972,6183Paramount / DreamWorks
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,638,58833%2,728-977$601$33,896,5653Warner Bros.
11Toy Story 3$842,47336%1,219-495$691$400,063,1789Disney
12Charlie St. Cloud$812,37011%2,083-642$390$28,186,0253Universal
13The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$493,35924%1,212-492$407$295,455,5817Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$579,97756%830-164$699$16,321,0576Focus
2Grown Ups$505,52339%968-801$522$157,782,3938Sony / Columbia
3Ramona and Beezus$329,58831%632-846$522$23,083,8264Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$209,48533%372-70$563$174,710,81910Sony / Columbia
5Predators$148,49032%343-111$433$50,983,5496Fox
6The Last Airbender$144,66537%364-275$397$129,595,2007Paramount
7Shrek Forever After$143,25633%254-54$564$237,126,79713Paramount / DreamWorks
8Knight and Day$109,57028%310-26$353$75,223,6388Fox
9Winter's Bone$97,60661%136-5$718$4,789,62710Roadside Attractions
10The A-Team$58,97525%204-37$289$76,753,12510Fox
11Iron Man 2$53,70452%178-46$302$312,019,64215Paramount
12Marmaduke$38,93527%151-19$258$33,313,12511Fox
13Middle Men$35,16724%2520$140$606,7092Paramount
14Killers (2010)$32,22319%169-3$191$46,975,73211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$147,13133%64--$2,299$257,3521UTV Communications
2Hubble 3D$101,54514%541$1,880$13,316,61822Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$45,36427%44-1$1,031$410,3902Warner Bros.
4Under the Sea 3D$33,00219%163$2,063$23,651,92479Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Concert$23,87465%190$1,257$180,5354Weinstein Company
6Cyrus$20,58336%84-48$245$7,237,6699Fox Searchlight
7La Soga$14,821-5%11--$1,347$30,45917-57 Releasing
8Letters to Juliet$12,87316%61-42$211$52,971,13314Summit
9The Disappearance of Alice Creed$10,61053%122$884$73,9892Anchor Bay
10Solitary Man$10,03968%28-17$359$4,251,96113Anchor Bay
11Date Night$9,96731%33-13$302$98,649,52119Fox
12Sex and the City 2$9,57324%81-119$118$95,321,54612Warner Bros. / New Line
13Tales From Earthsea$7,96739%5--$1,593$13,6941Disney
14Twelve$1,41525%12-219$118$180,7012Hannover House
15Princess Kaiulani$1,09160%32$364$864,89814Roadside Attractions
16City Island$1,02831%81$129$6,665,23122Anchor Bay
17The People I've Slept With$724-69%1--$724$3,0621People Pictures