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, Jul. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$20,480,03929%4,318--$4,743$95,497,6091Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$10,582,55532%3,25617$3,250$98,229,9002Universal
3Brave$6,287,39526%3,891-273$1,616$160,644,3663Disney
4Magic Mike$6,147,54035%3,120190$1,970$63,334,3102Warner Bros.
5Savages$5,715,555--2,628--$2,175$5,715,5551Universal
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$3,477,85364%2,1610$1,609$39,123,8082Lionsgate
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$2,692,663-13%2,730--$986$5,794,6101Paramount
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,362,76029%2,861-854$826$190,747,1965Paramount / DreamWorks
9People Like Us$707,54829%2,0550$344$7,703,9152Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$680,81843%1,125-632$605$609,640,57810Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$615,0943%1,657-1452$371$32,721,4703Fox
12Snow White and the Huntsman$564,48027%1,152-1185$490$148,552,6906Universal
13Prometheus$549,29028%1,105-846$497$121,124,0645Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,358,29160%88430$1,537$23,620,0857Focus
2Men in Black 3$587,25770%879-1023$668$171,996,2337Sony / Columbia
3That's My Boy$215,84310%400-1963$540$35,695,0204Sony / Columbia
4The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$210,41428%359-175$586$41,461,19610Fox Searchlight
5Rock of Ages$205,724-20%701-1704$293$36,540,9374Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Hunger Games$98,16937%228-50$431$404,164,82316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$97,85244%303-62$323$76,653,8239Warner Bros.
8Battleship$90,885124%249-59$365$64,140,7308Universal
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$84,161--257-27$327$29,943,38511Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$68,89958%109-55$632$1,986,0055FilmDistrict
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$67,901303%23633$288$40,280,1908Lionsgate
12The Dictator$44,809191%18656$241$59,211,4798Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,87515%175-27$245$213,404,59019Universal
14Think Like a Man$30,291--118-67$257$91,484,07312Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$22,026-13%119-47$185$64,613,50615Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$150,371--98--$1,534$150,3711Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$108,773208%1915$5,725$478,5622Fox Searchlight
3To the Arctic 3D$84,73915%520$1,630$4,905,18212Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Intouchables$68,01941%60-8$1,134$3,000,5117Weinstein Company
5Born to Be Wild 3D$21,93616%330$665$19,800,52266Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Lucky One (2012)$16,40531%72-43$228$60,367,21512Warner Bros.
7The Three Stooges$16,29514%76-41$214$43,878,35713Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$13,657-12%83-66$165$42,013,92113Lionsgate
9For Greater Glory$12,27730%39-34$315$5,379,4306ARC Entertainment
10Chernobyl Diaries$5,795-44%38-107$153$18,072,7857Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,944-10%11-2$177$1,814,6028Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$926-81%29-49$32$16,003,64511Relativity Media