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 Sun, Oct. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$5,569,315-37%2,771--$2,010$22,445,6531Sony / Columbia
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,154,524-39%3,5750$882$30,079,2982Warner Bros.
3The Town$2,361,449-45%2,93550$805$64,056,7523Warner Bros.
4Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2,327,556-47%3,59732$647$35,778,4292Fox
5Easy A$1,457,028-52%2,974118$490$42,176,9673Sony / Screen Gems
6Case 39$1,345,939-38%2,211--$609$5,350,5701Paramount Vantage
7You Again$1,302,375-52%2,5480$511$16,607,6332Disney
8Let Me In$1,176,041-43%2,021--$582$5,147,4791Relativity / Overture
9Alpha and Omega$949,759-30%2,303-322$412$18,949,4373Lionsgate
10Devil$777,380-53%2,392-419$325$27,291,4603Universal
11Resident Evil: Afterlife$767,443-37%1,907-735$402$56,615,1004Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$186,575-60%625-282$299$288,405,37612Warner Bros.
2Takers$176,386-53%773-640$228$56,161,3476Sony / Screen Gems
3Catfish$157,761-32%13679$1,160$1,621,3493Universal / Rogue
4Despicable Me$125,010-39%463-147$270$246,091,77013Universal
5The Other Guys$94,820-55%566-481$168$117,697,1209Sony / Columbia
6Eat Pray Love$88,466-35%398-457$222$79,710,0838Sony / Columbia
7Salt$77,982-36%288102$271$117,562,73311Sony / Columbia
8Nanny McPhee Returns$62,530-38%481-284$130$28,520,9607Universal
9Lottery Ticket$60,031-50%302--$199$24,245,4057Warner Bros.
10The Expendables$59,709-43%410-442$146$102,516,7208Lionsgate
11Machete$57,396-37%314-368$183$26,205,1405Fox
12The American$49,238-49%374-941$132$35,202,4715Focus
13Grown Ups$41,475-46%230-35$180$161,645,86115Sony / Columbia
14Dinner for Schmucks$41,112-44%261-62$158$72,810,23410Paramount / DreamWorks
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$38,301-31%188-79$204$43,432,94510Warner Bros.
16Vampires Suck$36,762-45%261-154$141$36,365,3617Fox
17The Last Exorcism$26,359-56%307-400$86$40,990,0556Lionsgate
18Ramona and Beezus$23,517-38%161-30$146$25,972,32911Fox
19The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$18,758-39%141-83$133$300,412,21614Summit
20Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$17,380-40%120-113$145$31,494,2708Universal
21The Virginity Hit$12,302-35%434-266$28$535,2494Sony / Columbia
22Going the Distance (2010)$8,864-50%121-354$73$17,666,4235Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting for 'Superman'$107,226-25%3430$3,154$601,6072Paramount Vantage
2Never Let Me Go$53,057-33%4317$1,234$723,8733Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$40,359-22%58-3$696$16,160,40429Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jack Goes Boating$27,033-38%7942$342$271,2013Relativity / Overture
5Buried$26,152-35%3322$792$236,4472Lionsgate
6Piranha 3D$16,961-45%9529$179$24,899,7757Weinstein Company
7Winter's Bone$11,892-38%72-7$165$6,122,29117Roadside Attractions
8The Kids Are All Right$11,251-43%64-43$176$20,731,80213Focus
9Under the Sea 3D$8,754-25%180$486$24,335,25786Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Tillman Story$6,989-26%270$259$633,3777Weinstein Company
11Avatar$6,819-28%19-10$359$760,277,66542Fox
12The Concert$6,130-32%213$292$612,36511Weinstein Company
13Flipped$3,086-58%35-71$88$1,739,1409Warner Bros.
14Bran Nue Dae$1,157-44%13-42$89$110,0294Freestyle Releasing
15The Disappearance of Alice Creed$556-53%31$185$161,3919Anchor Bay