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 Tue, Mar. 8 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rango$2,021,345-4%3,917--$516$42,210,8541Paramount
2The Adjustment Bureau$1,689,80013%2,840--$595$24,337,7551Universal
3Hall Pass$818,3517%2,9500$277$28,431,6012Warner Bros. / New Line
4Beastly$615,09516%1,952--$315$10,996,3701CBS Films
5Unknown (2011)$561,21916%2,913-130$193$54,074,0843Warner Bros.
6Just Go With It$518,91023%2,920-624$178$89,071,4754Sony / Columbia
7The King's Speech$505,01511%2,240-145$225$124,506,08715Weinstein Company
8I Am Number Four$463,7279%2,903-253$160$47,377,1473Disney / DreamWorks
9Gnomeo and Juliet$388,6540%2,984-53$130$84,800,9554Disney
10Take Me Home Tonight$306,869-4%2,003--$153$4,090,0771Relativity Media
11Drive Angry$259,02014%2,2900$113$9,590,9962Summit
12Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$198,496-3%2,254-556$88$69,232,5564Paramount
13Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$171,3352%1,642-1179$104$33,590,4993Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$97,12613%68164$143$105,301,60914Fox Searchlight
2The Fighter$80,0373%575--$139$92,194,98113Paramount
3Cedar Rapids$76,1839%23599$324$3,537,2354Fox Searchlight
4True Grit (2010)$66,808-3%72557$92$168,816,48811Paramount
5No Strings Attached$41,95919%425-941$99$69,736,9057Paramount
6The Roommate$41,5766%606-1120$69$36,926,5885Sony / Screen Gems
7Biutiful$30,22241%145-36$208$4,284,50210Roadside Attractions
8The Eagle$26,05112%327-1241$80$19,192,7254Focus
9The Green Hornet$17,4348%269-398$65$97,071,1368Sony / Columbia
10Little Fockers$13,33510%221-40$60$148,245,02511Universal
11127 Hours$13,19018%135-85$98$18,161,24818Fox Searchlight
12Yogi Bear$12,8769%266-100$48$98,178,37012Warner Bros.
13The Rite$12,8513%201-344$64$32,647,8726Warner Bros. / New Line
14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$12,676-5%208-95$61$294,588,18116Warner Bros.
15The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$12,16613%185-63$66$104,017,86113Fox
16The Company Men$11,53332%112-73$103$4,077,7197Weinstein Company
17The Mechanic$7,72820%109-295$71$28,894,7146CBS Films
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$7,27214%156-48$47$42,586,30611Fox
19Season of the Witch$6,3029%109-62$58$24,756,5229Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$22,737-11%49-1$464$22,330,29451Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Blue Valentine (2010)$11,71133%96-71$122$9,429,18110Weinstein Company
3Rabbit Hole$3,22310%55-28$59$2,126,11912Lionsgate
4happythankyoumoreplease$1,962-3%2--$981$39,0431Anchor Bay Films
5I Love You Phillip Morris$1,93032%13-2$148$1,967,26414Roadside Attractions
6From Prada to Nada$1,93042%35-46$55$2,942,4176Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$733-40%41$183$61,8284Phase 4 Films
87 Khoon Maaf$639107%15-53$43$269,6093UTV Communications
9Winter's Bone$591-21%13-122$45$6,521,48439Roadside Attractions
10Brotherhood (2010)$7071%1-1$70$19,6363Phase 4 Films