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, Feb. 3 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chronicle$8,600,183--2,907--$2,958$8,600,1831Fox
2The Woman in Black$8,332,494--2,855--$2,919$8,332,4941CBS Films
3The Grey$3,069,378143%3,20722$957$28,325,9112Open Road
4Big Miracle$2,267,385--2,129--$1,065$2,267,3851Universal
5One For the Money$1,721,957154%2,7370$629$16,139,9442Lionsgate
6Underworld Awakening$1,705,48695%2,636-442$647$50,458,4073Sony / Screen Gems
7Man on a Ledge$1,501,597183%2,9980$501$11,766,3712Lionsgate
8Red Tails$1,491,781142%2,347-226$636$37,815,2393Fox
9The Descendants$1,425,716156%2,03837$700$62,348,36812Fox Searchlight
10Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$1,205,137160%2,505-125$481$24,072,8137Warner Bros.
11Contraband$1,125,850130%2,047-603$550$59,739,1504Universal
12The Artist$760,359135%1,005108$757$18,779,60311Weinstein Company
13Beauty and the Beast 3D$602,202104%1,719-426$350$42,931,0024Disney
14The Iron Lady$567,01885%1,021-223$555$19,324,3676Weinstein Company
15Hugo$556,247225%1,03065$540$60,195,28611Paramount
16Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$525,295125%1,077-577$488$204,023,1578Paramount
17Joyful Noise$417,806100%1,350-671$309$27,923,0344Warner Bros.
18Haywire$397,47523%1,251-1190$318$17,042,3793Relativity Media
19War Horse$294,85960%1,163-698$254$76,630,3667Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$332,109106%857-673$388$183,191,2278Warner Bros.
2The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$316,36378%668-534$474$99,197,8287Sony / Columbia
3We Bought a Zoo$197,348189%754-335$262$72,180,9197Fox
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$193,884208%818-252$237$127,497,3098Fox
5Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$188,232109%302-108$623$20,702,9249Focus
6The Adventures of Tintin$174,042126%486-216$358$74,788,1817Paramount
7Albert Nobbs$138,06892%2450$564$1,176,0112Roadside Attractions
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$83,714405%296105$283$280,680,42412Lionsgate / Summit
9My Week with Marilyn$74,38283%171-15$435$12,825,54011Weinstein Company
10Happy Feet Two$61,473205%255-54$241$63,231,23612Warner Bros.
11Puss in Boots (2011)$56,953228%253-17$225$148,266,21715Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack and Jill$54,204--222-31$244$73,473,05713Sony / Columbia
13The Devil Inside$53,5220%303-419$177$52,955,3805Paramount
14New Year's Eve$36,983910%222160$167$54,311,6899Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Sitter$21,92179%126-19$174$30,269,1259Fox
16J. Edgar$14,53411%135-73$108$37,231,97913Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$31,81550%64-16$497$3,393,42210Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$24,01763%450$534$15,925,90144Warner Bros. / IMAX
3W.E.$14,808--4--$3,702$14,8081Weinstein Company
4Coriolanus$12,14679%142$868$179,9673Weinstein Company
5Pariah (2011)$10,499156%195$553$596,5806Focus
6Immortals$8,55917%62-55$138$83,432,54213Relativity Media
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$7,184261%7-4$1,026$239,0297FilmDistrict
8Young Adult$6,64433%58-29$115$16,221,0179Paramount
9The Darkest Hour$5,68968%39-48$146$21,189,8997Summit
10Drive (2011)$4,987284%22-1$227$35,047,92421FilmDistrict
11Vettai$2,373--4-3$593$184,5594UTV Communications
12Margin Call$609--21$305$5,352,55016Roadside Attractions