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 $1.4 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, May. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$31,921,474-8%4,155--$7,683$66,782,0231Disney
2Bridesmaids$8,179,54528%2,93719$2,785$53,026,7602Universal
3Thor$6,492,84649%3,924-39$1,655$140,752,4233Paramount
4Fast Five$4,473,17042%3,622-171$1,235$183,212,8954Universal
5Rio (2011)$2,057,85285%2,593-336$794$130,168,4076Fox
6Priest (2011)$1,919,69333%2,8640$670$22,444,3792Sony / Screen Gems
7Jumping the Broom$1,689,20458%1,472-563$1,148$30,375,2243Sony / TriStar
8Something Borrowed$1,387,33116%2,606-298$532$30,583,7843Warner Bros.
9Water for Elephants$904,55136%1,894-531$478$51,845,3455Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$452,85168%912-537$497$51,489,2755Lionsgate
2Soul Surfer$401,10245%984-484$408$40,359,2657Sony / TriStar
3Everything Must Go$219,37442%24527$895$1,473,9072Roadside Attractions
4Insidious$205,35728%501-261$410$52,324,6048FilmDistrict
5Source Code$181,27852%377-249$481$52,844,3088Summit
6Rango$174,18273%30286$577$121,091,65612Paramount
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$149,746101%642-634$233$9,052,0154Weinstein Company
8Limitless$140,31648%35759$393$77,963,02410Relativity Media
9Win Win$128,91484%202-46$638$9,273,86610Fox Searchlight
10Hanna$123,40948%279-146$442$39,069,7637Focus
11The Lincoln Lawyer$110,84462%258-87$430$56,434,37710Lionsgate
12HOP$109,74077%354-105$310$107,106,7008Universal
13The Conspirator$107,07161%269-101$398$10,839,8256Roadside Attractions
14Jane Eyre (2011)$86,11938%208-40$414$10,304,54611Focus
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$81,38169%253-58$322$51,831,9899Fox
16The Beaver$75,03332%16863$447$523,6713Summit
17Arthur (2011)$53,99131%237-107$228$32,764,9367Warner Bros.
18The Adjustment Bureau$47,56032%116-48$410$62,427,78012Universal
19Battle: Los Angeles$43,55759%170-55$256$83,412,13711Sony / Columbia
20Scream 4$36,23329%205-221$177$37,690,7876Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$79,343-9%50-7$1,587$5,270,3457Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$29,157-17%340$858$25,010,56262Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$11,59517%6--$1,933$21,5391Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$11,25944%45-94$250$36,374,3849Warner Bros.
5Red Riding Hood$9,04671%50-50$181$37,645,24711Warner Bros.
6The King's Speech$8,45432%40-31$211$138,747,71626Weinstein Company
7Go For It!$5,93556%64-154$93$167,9812Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Kill the Irishman$5,18362%12-1$432$1,149,45411Anchor Bay Films
9Skateland$2,67210%119$243$12,8742Freestyle Releasing
10Dum Maaro Dum$1,88232%11-9$171$558,0565Fox Searchlight
11Biutiful$1,37535%7-4$196$5,092,77321Roadside Attractions
12Meet Monica Velour$1,062161%21$531$30,6557Anchor Bay Films
13The Music Never Stopped$1,04023%50$208$242,07410Roadside Attractions