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 Fri, Aug. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$5,838,54264%2,690156$2,170$57,160,7122Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,627,81984%3,471-220$1,333$122,092,1793Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$4,015,064--3,295--$1,219$4,015,0641Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$3,673,635--3,015--$1,218$3,673,6351Lionsgate
5Fright Night (2011)$3,074,371--3,114--$987$3,074,3711Disney / DreamWorks
6Final Destination 5$2,446,51690%3,1550$775$27,069,7362Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Smurfs$2,229,50440%3,057-370$729$111,974,0094Sony / Columbia
830 Minutes or Less$1,998,58374%2,8880$692$21,460,4112Sony / Columbia
9One Day$1,848,478--1,721--$1,074$1,848,4781Focus
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,476,78771%1,940-695$761$60,946,3924Warner Bros.
11Cowboys & Aliens$1,195,03544%2,213-1097$540$86,477,5604Universal
12Captain America: The First Avenger$1,187,77247%1,988-847$597$161,819,8865Paramount
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,186,34027%1,738-676$683$362,682,8296Warner Bros.
14The Change-Up$865,20521%1,633-1280$530$30,010,5453Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$587,68715%1,982-58$297$9,226,9722Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$388,99531%755-583$515$111,684,6417Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$192,728184%201100$959$2,495,5635Weinstein Company
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon$170,5729%484-402$352$348,104,3028Paramount / DreamWorks
4Friends With Benefits$168,185-30%413-881$407$54,346,6605Sony / Screen Gems
5Zookeeper$131,5007%370-378$355$76,497,8047Sony / Columbia
6Green Lantern (2011)$97,51794%2420$403$115,363,27710Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$90,13864%274-20$329$66,414,80010Fox
8Bridesmaids$84,17564%244-41$345$167,464,89015Universal
9Kung Fu Panda 2$82,51361%237-15$348$163,740,89013Paramount / DreamWorks
10X-Men: First Class$41,15248%146-37$282$145,849,28612Fox
11The Hangover Part II$39,34166%193-39$204$254,082,31713Warner Bros.
12Bad Teacher$37,26744%100-49$373$98,039,5039Sony / Columbia
13Monte Carlo$21,77280%107-17$203$22,765,0088Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$59,500-1%490$1,214$11,627,27820Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Another Earth$38,63767%875$444$831,4335Fox Searchlight
3The Devil's Double$37,65411%83-6$454$890,4824Lionsgate
4The Tree of Life$31,23815%96-22$325$12,605,32413Fox Searchlight
5Super 8$30,83888%86-22$359$125,620,61111Paramount
6Attack the Block$23,74857%444$540$544,6904Sony / Screen Gems
7The Future$17,848104%3111$576$289,6584Roadside Attractions
8Beginners$14,6511%69-34$212$5,598,85912Focus
9Thor$9,43429%54-27$175$180,993,84216Paramount
10Rio (2011)$9,127-6%68-31$134$143,529,28419Fox
11A Better Life$6,912134%6514$106$1,716,2059Summit
12Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$5,271-72%37-67$142$1,268,4476Fox Searchlight
13Project Nim$2,992-26%12-6$249$325,6047Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$2,138--2--$1,069$2,1381Anchor Bay Films
15Insidious$1,07181%9-4$119$53,981,27721FilmDistrict
16Everything Must Go$983693%41$246$2,704,30015Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$7281720%30$243$237,37549Collective Eye
18The Conspirator$510202%42$128$11,534,49819Roadside Attractions
19Daylight (2011)$396--1--$396$3,3896Cinema Purgatorio