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 Sat, Jul. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$23,657,10416%4,318--$5,479$119,154,7131Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$11,884,40012%3,25617$3,650$110,114,3002Universal
3Brave$7,795,52624%3,891-273$2,003$168,439,8923Disney
4Savages$5,610,585-2%2,628--$2,135$11,326,1401Universal
5Magic Mike$5,562,800-10%3,120190$1,783$68,897,1102Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$4,113,19718%2,1610$1,903$43,237,0052Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,061,02030%2,861-854$1,070$193,808,2165Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$2,480,700-8%2,730--$909$8,275,3101Paramount
9People Like Us$921,60230%2,0550$448$8,625,5172Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$918,22335%1,125-632$816$610,558,80110Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$752,83422%1,657-1452$454$33,474,3043Fox
12Prometheus$738,64734%1,105-846$668$121,862,7115Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$731,55530%1,152-1185$635$149,284,2456Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,925,91942%88430$2,179$25,546,0047Focus
2Men in Black 3$701,75419%879-1023$798$172,697,9877Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$327,31456%359-175$912$41,788,51010Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$265,37329%701-1704$379$36,806,3104Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$255,98919%400-1963$640$35,951,0094Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$129,06031%228-50$566$404,293,88316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$119,36622%303-62$394$76,773,1899Warner Bros.
8Battleship$113,29525%249-59$455$64,254,0258Universal
9Safety Not Guaranteed$111,67062%109-55$1,024$2,097,6755FilmDistrict
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$94,32112%257-27$367$30,037,70611Sony / Columbia
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$82,51322%23633$350$40,362,7038Lionsgate
12The Dictator$53,24019%18656$286$59,264,7198Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$51,62520%175-27$295$213,456,21519Universal
14Think Like a Man$38,08826%118-67$323$91,522,16112Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$26,32320%119-47$221$64,639,82915Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$225,08050%98--$2,297$375,4511Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$151,81440%1915$7,990$630,3762Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$121,55979%60-8$2,026$3,012,6707Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$96,22514%520$1,850$5,001,40712Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$24,15610%330$732$19,824,67866Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Three Stooges$21,28331%76-41$280$43,899,64013Fox
7The Lucky One (2012)$18,18211%72-43$253$60,385,39712Warner Bros.
8The Cabin in the Woods$16,59622%83-66$200$42,030,51713Lionsgate
9For Greater Glory$16,45234%39-34$422$5,395,8826ARC Entertainment
10Chernobyl Diaries$6,65915%38-107$175$18,079,4447Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,799-7%11-2$164$1,816,4018Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$1,23133%29-49$42$16,004,87611Relativity Media