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 Mon, May. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$8,143,152-65%4,155--$1,960$98,295,1101Disney
2Bridesmaids$2,716,725-57%2,93719$925$62,058,0352Universal
3Thor$1,678,808-64%3,924-39$428$147,040,2673Paramount
4Fast Five$1,049,425-64%3,622-171$290$187,214,8754Universal
5Priest (2011)$575,092-59%2,8640$201$24,408,2612Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$538,058-65%2,593-336$208$132,222,4236Fox
7Something Borrowed$418,114-55%2,606-298$160$31,937,5663Warner Bros.
8Jumping the Broom$304,047-68%1,472-563$207$31,624,6093Sony / TriStar
9Water for Elephants$264,069-57%1,894-531$139$52,720,6895Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$92,597-37%642-634$144$9,291,6184Weinstein Company
2Soul Surfer$85,626-66%984-484$87$40,696,3047Sony / TriStar
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$70,416-70%912-537$77$51,793,9955Lionsgate
4Limitless$62,019-42%35759$174$78,131,23110Relativity Media
5Source Code$58,595-48%377-249$155$53,014,7658Summit
6Everything Must Go$56,609-63%24527$231$1,685,2662Roadside Attractions
7Insidious$47,826-56%501-261$95$52,480,4518FilmDistrict
8Hanna$44,507-54%279-146$160$39,211,6907Focus
9Rango$38,076-68%30286$126$121,250,02412Paramount
10HOP$35,400-58%354-105$100$107,227,0758Universal
11Jane Eyre (2011)$34,340-48%208-40$165$10,405,20011Focus
12The Lincoln Lawyer$29,326-60%258-87$114$56,537,75610Lionsgate
13Win Win$28,002-64%202-46$139$9,378,90410Fox Searchlight
14The Conspirator$25,863-63%269-101$96$10,935,3966Roadside Attractions
15The Beaver$22,736-59%16863$135$602,4603Summit
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$16,855-70%253-58$67$51,904,5509Fox
17Arthur (2011)$15,512-57%237-107$65$32,816,3527Warner Bros.
18Scream 4$12,854-52%205-221$63$104,1156Weinstein Company
19The Adjustment Bureau$11,020-57%116-48$95$62,464,33512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$78,0960%50-7$1,562$5,426,1817Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$25,7228%340$757$25,060,09862Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$2,891-65%6--$482$32,6991Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$2,847-61%45-94$63$36,384,5639Warner Bros.
5The King's Speech$2,581-46%40-31$65$138,755,07126Weinstein Company
6Red Riding Hood$2,320-68%50-50$46$37,654,88511Warner Bros.
7Kill the Irishman$1,371-59%12-1$114$1,154,62811Anchor Bay Films
8Biutiful$1,356-19%0-11--$5,095,80021Roadside Attractions
9Go For It!$1,106-76%64-154$17$173,7932Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Skateland$818-60%119$74$15,7622Freestyle Releasing
11Meet Monica Velour$559-44%21$280$32,2087Anchor Bay Films
12Dum Maaro Dum$432-70%11-9$39$559,9195Fox Searchlight