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, Sep. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Possession$6,327,2004%2,816--$2,247$12,405,8601Lionsgate
2Lawless$3,480,55026%2,888--$1,205$8,389,2681Weinstein Company
3The Expendables 2$3,342,27351%3,334-21$1,002$62,911,3343Lionsgate
4The Bourne Legacy$2,661,35049%3,131-523$850$93,444,4604Universal
5ParaNorman$2,536,55676%3,085-370$822$35,456,6263Focus
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$2,426,59572%2,63537$921$33,710,7933Disney
7The Dark Knight Rises$2,247,57559%2,187-419$1,028$428,977,0177Warner Bros.
8The Campaign$2,030,69146%2,941-361$690$70,995,3094Warner Bros.
9Hope Springs (2012)$1,774,83951%2,44139$727$50,306,9844Sony / Columbia
10Premium Rush$1,449,22843%2,2550$643$10,820,2982Sony / Columbia
11Hit and Run$925,01340%2,8700$322$9,055,8432Open Road
12Sparkle (2012)$718,60059%1,257-987$572$21,097,3773Sony / TriStar
13Marvel's The Avengers$688,18480%1,705--$404$618,921,19318Disney
14Brave$550,53099%1,7081256$322$231,201,54311Disney
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$548,13283%1,204-761$455$44,615,1535Fox
16Ice Age: Continental Drift$506,35285%1,036-514$489$155,113,5608Fox
17The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$166,14633%2,160--$77$516,4941Kenn Viselman Presents

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$351,34263%50183$701$259,166,7959Sony / Columbia
2Total Recall (2012)$319,62047%756-820$423$56,405,9735Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$288,91547%561-222$515$215,650,17010Universal
4Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$249,90888%505131$495$214,292,54613Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Apparition$233,03431%8100$288$4,029,1442Warner Bros.
6Beasts of the Southern Wild$201,20862%26755$754$9,415,50010Fox Searchlight
7The Intouchables$152,59289%175-19$872$10,870,21815Weinstein Company
8Moonrise Kingdom$126,72158%197-135$643$44,070,11415Focus
9Step Up Revolution$118,47577%236-192$502$34,067,5966Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$85,45667%195-55$438$33,670,9626Fox
11Men in Black 3$74,29583%186-46$399$178,719,08415Sony / Columbia
12Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$73,95374%17973$413$65,186,76410Lionsgate
13Magic Mike$56,72926%268-87$212$113,334,70610Warner Bros.
14Snow White and the Huntsman$42,18569%143-51$295$155,044,60514Universal
15The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$39,59268%105-7$377$45,891,14418Fox Searchlight
16The Hunger Games$24,97790%145-44$172$407,961,44424Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$56,85063%520$1,093$8,165,26720Warner Bros. / IMAX
2For A Good Time, Call...$48,64111%23--$2,115$92,3111Focus
3Joker$37,12126%74--$502$66,5611UTV Communications
4Ruby Sparks$35,39863%78-57$454$2,237,1926Fox Searchlight
5Cosmopolis$32,25531%652$496$573,9473Entertainment One Films
6Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$18,640151%49-26$380$37,445,45311Fox
7Mugamoodi$18,2741%21--$870$37,5421UTV Communications
8Prometheus$17,75248%55-36$323$126,360,29113Fox
9Born to Be Wild 3D$17,43230%330$528$20,748,45574Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Little White Lies$17,01759%129$1,418$65,0452MPI Media
11Savages$16,40048%82-35$200$47,275,9809Universal
12Safety Not Guaranteed$14,79774%48-6$308$3,803,67313FilmDistrict
13Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$6,15666%31-99$199$3,335,5584ARC Entertainment
14The Day$4,56677%12--$381$9,8691Anchor Bay Films
15A Cat In Paris$2,406140%3-3$802$307,82914GKIDS
16Easy Money (2012)$86836%2-3$434$186,2068Weinstein Company