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 Wed, Jun. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$6,834,139-23%4,164--$1,641$91,032,6791Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,422,849-24%3,920-343$618$165,775,1503Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,484,552-27%3,108--$478$21,721,2321Fox
4Prometheus$1,112,457-20%2,862-580$389$112,296,4983Fox
5That's My Boy$950,215-27%3,0300$314$31,397,6182Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$905,050-22%2,919-782$310$140,310,2204Universal
7Rock of Ages$868,350-22%3,4700$250$31,363,4312Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$838,655-15%2,230-298$376$601,215,7358Disney
9Men in Black 3$744,476-19%2,462-673$302$165,998,2725Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$381,435-30%1,625--$235$5,211,4511Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$460,213-8%395217$1,165$13,064,3075Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$223,971-13%741-443$302$39,088,5038Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$97,775-9%414-179$236$403,266,71014Lionsgate
4Battleship$67,620-10%483-459$140$63,397,7956Universal
5The Dictator$53,309-27%316-803$169$58,894,7936Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$52,072-20%12982$404$1,253,1413FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$46,776-17%411-805$114$39,951,7476Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,095-10%234-43$180$213,021,74517Universal
9Mirror Mirror$31,979-1%222-56$144$64,338,85513Relativity Media
10For Greater Glory$30,354-7%160-220$190$5,176,3214ARC Entertainment
11Dark Shadows$29,644-21%302-378$98$75,854,7507Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$22,019-3%196-28$112$41,845,15811Lionsgate
13The Lucky One (2012)$20,776-13%202-148$103$60,218,20510Warner Bros.
14Chernobyl Diaries$20,614-12%240-15$86$17,951,6055Warner Bros.
15The Three Stooges$20,5502%154-47$133$43,715,43511Fox
16The Raven$10,864-14%133104$82$15,950,4209Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$65,6113%521$1,262$4,258,00210Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$40,706-14%74-3$550$2,222,4065Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$27,175--4--$6,794$27,1750Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$14,2593%330$432$19,641,11864Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$11,157-19%85-23$131$103,847,30420Warner Bros. / New Line
6Wrath of the Titans$6,385-26%70-35$91$83,662,20513Warner Bros.
7Lola Versus$6,175-15%50-2$124$224,0193Fox Searchlight
8Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$4,553-11%16-141$285$280,5062Indomina Media
9Crooked Arrows$1,287-32%25-73$51$1,792,4106Branded/Peck Films