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, Feb. 12 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$13,293,88441%3,548--$3,747$22,753,5781Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$11,622,56889%2,994--$3,882$17,785,1121Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$10,742,183-13%3,105--$3,460$23,849,1161Paramount
4The Roommate$3,848,64748%2,5340$1,519$24,099,5532Sony / Screen Gems
5The Eagle$3,605,73628%2,296--$1,570$6,418,3101Focus
6The King's Speech$3,377,84483%2,263-321$1,493$91,669,11112Weinstein Company
7No Strings Attached$2,625,21856%2,756-294$953$58,532,7964Paramount
8Sanctum$2,593,77082%2,7892$930$16,389,5652Universal
9True Grit (2010)$1,827,00491%2,072-830$882$160,254,1508Paramount
10The Green Hornet$1,765,36999%2,090-943$845$91,384,3895Sony / Columbia
11The Rite$1,494,86369%2,207-778$677$27,983,4723Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$1,415,88269%1,886-818$751$24,469,4693CBS Films
13The Fighter$1,047,80894%1,049-613$999$85,054,78610Paramount
14Black Swan$982,47775%1,069-908$919$98,759,36311Fox Searchlight
15The Dilemma$503,01080%1,242-1303$405$47,387,1405Universal
16Yogi Bear$364,587151%1,111-696$328$96,358,1009Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$399,117152%784-585$509$193,048,26112Disney
2TRON: Legacy$264,151104%364-676$726$169,592,8169Disney
3Blue Valentine (2010)$261,07564%393-57$664$8,046,2787Weinstein Company
4Biutiful$254,04372%19112$1,330$2,084,7297Roadside Attractions
5127 Hours$248,21664%359-540$691$16,686,36815Fox Searchlight
6The Company Men$242,53574%27746$876$2,896,2074Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$213,25292%40944$521$293,214,43413Warner Bros.
8Little Fockers$165,36586%424-931$390$147,142,3308Universal
9Megamind$160,255129%252-38$636$147,785,13015Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$137,190102%293-221$468$102,898,68210Fox
11From Prada to Nada$127,72667%252-9$507$2,480,9713Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$100,838100%308-187$327$41,852,5058Fox
13Country Strong$74,35453%328-620$227$20,174,4008Sony / Screen Gems
14The Social Network$65,37088%178-116$367$96,584,51420Sony / Columbia
15Unstoppable (2010)$51,99478%147-55$354$81,327,75314Fox
16Season of the Witch$43,06077%176-316$245$24,418,2266Relativity Media
17Rabbit Hole$38,30069%112-19$342$1,850,6989Lionsgate
18The Tourist$38,23757%100-131$382$66,982,88810Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$139,19779%15--$9,280$216,9861Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$62,92872%480$1,311$21,403,10948Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$17,98281%37-108$486$2,626,7384Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$15,69463%32-14$490$1,657,9718Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$10,89451%78-71$140$9,521,39115Summit
6Winter's Bone$9,276105%26-8$357$6,389,55336Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,024-4%1--$5,024$10,2741Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$4,01040%23-16$174$1,933,69811Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$2,93014%1411$209$19,0972Freestyle
10Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$1,02573%5-37$205$576,2674UTV Communications