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 Sun, Jun. 24 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$18,006,143-24%4,164--$4,324$66,323,5941Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$5,767,643-26%3,920-343$1,471$157,086,0373Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$4,391,308-22%3,108--$1,413$16,306,9741Fox
4Prometheus$3,043,952-23%2,862-580$1,064$108,452,3503Fox
5That's My Boy$2,320,733-19%3,0300$766$27,910,7942Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$2,320,605-29%2,919-782$795$137,128,3504Universal
7Rock of Ages$2,014,348-35%3,4700$581$28,418,6212Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$1,923,466-37%2,230-352$863$598,425,4428Disney
9Men in Black 3$1,639,168-30%2,462-673$666$163,465,7075Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$1,046,859-30%1,625--$644$3,822,8031Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$996,727-28%395217$2,523$11,613,8285Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$476,634-32%741-443$643$38,383,9638Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$184,755-28%414-179$446$402,964,54014Lionsgate
4Battleship$152,145-29%483-459$315$63,190,1056Universal
5Safety Not Guaranteed$139,798-29%12982$1,084$1,074,5333FilmDistrict
6The Dictator$108,989-28%316-803$345$58,705,0526Paramount
7For Greater Glory$103,11522%160-220$644$5,081,9934ARC Entertainment
8What to Expect When You're Expecting$93,144-38%411-805$227$39,797,9476Lionsgate
9Think Like a Man$74,088-31%23830$311$91,041,62910Sony / Screen Gems
10Dark Shadows$69,768-36%302-378$231$75,753,1077Warner Bros.
11Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$58,500-28%234-43$250$212,901,27517Universal
1221 Jump Street$47,320-14%160-60$296$138,264,31515Sony / Columbia
13Chernobyl Diaries$43,857-14%240-15$183$17,885,4325Warner Bros.
14The Cabin in the Woods$43,569-18%196-28$222$41,777,29211Lionsgate
15Mirror Mirror$41,511-34%222-56$187$64,248,38513Relativity Media
16The Three Stooges$35,084-21%154-47$228$43,656,89011Fox
17The Lucky One (2012)$32,752-31%202-148$162$60,154,23810Warner Bros.
18The Raven$21,011-19%133104$158$15,915,9439Relativity Media
19The Pirates! Band of Misfits$18,179-32%115-34$158$29,262,6979Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$104,970-31%74-3$1,419$2,093,5165Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$58,692-19%521$1,129$4,063,64110Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$17,356-26%85-23$204$103,812,24120Warner Bros. / New Line
4Born to Be Wild 3D$16,100-17%330$488$19,596,59364Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Lola Versus$14,460-22%50-2$289$203,0943Fox Searchlight
6Wrath of the Titans$14,425-22%70-35$206$83,640,42613Warner Bros.
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$12,620-7%16-141$789$266,1472Indomina Media
8Rowdy Rathore$5,38632%9-23$598$770,4464UTV Communications
9Crooked Arrows$3,0471%25-72$122$1,787,8096Branded/Peck Films