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 $1.4 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Feb. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$9,025,39311%3,009--$2,999$17,165,6971Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$4,655,37259%3,3753$1,379$32,831,5902Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$4,116,57268%2,809168$1,465$78,833,10612Weinstein Company
4Mama$3,323,29543%2,78199$1,195$57,177,5303Universal
5Zero Dark Thirty$2,878,98177%2,871-58$1,003$77,003,1747Sony / Columbia
6Bullet to the Head$2,009,36716%2,404--$836$3,744,5891Warner Bros.
7Parker$1,633,95451%2,23814$730$11,939,3482FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$1,628,40876%1,777-230$916$150,493,2626Weinstein Company
9Lincoln$1,309,26290%1,756-153$746$170,371,29113Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$1,228,92068%1,848-362$665$141,042,1206Universal
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,008,214102%1,300-375$776$295,799,6498Warner Bros. / New Line
12Gangster Squad$950,20249%1,625-965$585$42,835,8814Warner Bros.
13A Haunted House$812,01271%1,501-501$541$37,521,0164Open Road
14Movie 43$804,64533%2,0230$398$7,466,5292Relativity Media
15Parental Guidance$793,93398%1,480-256$536$72,607,1496Fox
16Broken City$777,31160%1,786-836$435$17,937,8283Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$1,128,82893%935300$1,207$120,055,48417Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$987,49299%902-39$1,095$105,718,28111Fox
3Stand Up Guys$713,13635%659--$1,082$1,241,9891Lionsgate / Roadside
4The Impossible$670,83968%765-17$877$14,979,2167Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$572,20577%20239$2,833$3,185,9234Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$331,591208%66072$502$183,069,05914Disney
7Skyfall$280,86570%425-31$661$302,742,67513Sony / Columbia
8This is 40$201,42061%373-134$540$66,878,2507Universal
9Jack Reacher$174,84554%450-438$389$78,714,8327Paramount
10Race 2$141,28170%139-14$1,016$1,311,1922UTV Motion Pictures
11Rise of The Guardians$140,704159%3072$458$100,486,84311Paramount / DreamWorks
12Hotel Transylvania$138,781124%224-4$620$147,882,06019Sony / Columbia
13The Last Stand$135,77768%689-2224$197$11,650,1293Lionsgate
14Hyde Park on Hudson$92,72388%1440$644$5,564,9009Focus
15The Guilt Trip$85,69757%291-61$294$36,485,3147Paramount
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$69,49568%189-27$368$291,255,88312Lionsgate / Summit
17Here Comes the Boom$63,41995%175-16$362$45,044,30417Sony / Columbia
18Flight$58,92470%200-63$295$93,622,12414Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$44,45160%153-52$291$44,653,83811FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$33,52238%148113$227$13,015,4259FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$20,83952%121-164$172$34,064,9605Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$33,22675%90-8$369$12,547,67312Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$24,59145%520$473$11,066,14342Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Master$21,44689%28-9$766$16,193,09821Weinstein Company
4Taken 2$18,19174%83-41$219$139,807,96318Fox
5Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$16,166102%50-46$323$12,439,5537Paramount
6The Sessions$11,51498%29-33$397$5,905,03116Fox Searchlight
7Born to Be Wild 3D$9,8879%300$330$21,861,61996Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Hitchcock$7,88234%44-46$179$5,888,51511Fox Searchlight
9A Late Quartet$7,408100%122$617$1,493,41314Entertainment One / RKO
10The Perks of Being A Wallflower$7,35955%37-19$199$17,736,35420Lionsgate / Summit
11Pitch Perfect$7,17567%41-50$175$64,988,33819Universal
12LUV$2,79839%8-13$350$150,8953Indomina Media
13Girls Against Boys$2,370-17%2--$1,185$5,2171Anchor Bay Films