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 Sun, Mar. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jack the Giant Slayer$7,503,927-37%3,525--$2,129$27,202,2261Warner Bros. / New Line
2Identity Thief$2,325,595-50%3,2308$720$107,433,2504Universal
3Snitch (2013)$2,077,127-42%2,5110$827$24,478,7302Lionsgate / Summit
4Escape From Planet Earth$2,041,544-38%3,110-243$656$43,106,8773Weinstein Company
521 And Over$2,018,102-40%2,771--$728$8,754,1681Relativity Media
6Silver Linings Playbook$1,406,412-49%1,836-176$766$115,302,64916Weinstein Company
7Safe Haven$1,397,985-51%2,951-272$474$57,072,0133Relativity Media
8The Last Exorcism Part II$1,289,228-60%2,700--$477$7,728,3541CBS Films
9A Good Day to Die Hard$1,257,377-41%2,589-966$486$59,696,5273Fox
10Dark Skies$773,180-52%2,3130$334$13,365,2402Weinstein / Dimension
11Warm Bodies$615,986-49%1,930-714$319$61,937,9305Lionsgate / Summit
12Side Effects (2013)$462,010-44%1,112-958$415$28,072,4534Open Road
13Beautiful Creatures (2013)$259,139-40%1,075-1875$241$18,557,7443Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$690,724-39%62654$1,103$117,018,62515Fox
2Argo$536,126-48%985183$544$132,659,72721Warner Bros.
3Quartet$518,441-35%725369$715$11,181,3168Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$330,396-48%722-475$458$93,574,80111Sony / Columbia
5Lincoln$261,136-46%652-223$401$180,071,29317Disney / DreamWorks
6Django Unchained$231,490-51%983324$235$160,268,93710Weinstein Company
7Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$165,558-33%601-824$275$54,092,2436Paramount
8Les Miserables (2012)$161,955-38%352-110$460$147,631,64510Universal
9Rise of The Guardians$91,368-34%295-10$310$102,386,10715Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$77,880-38%210-178$371$301,402,74612Warner Bros. / New Line
11Mama$75,990-53%447-716$170$70,874,9057Universal
12Bless Me, Ultima$66,131-9%183-80$361$1,261,2932Arenas Entertainment
13Kai Po Che$64,549-47%104-6$621$876,5682UTV Motion Pictures
14Parental Guidance$56,388-43%258-123$219$76,060,89210Fox
15Jack Reacher$47,364-45%225125$211$79,682,72611Paramount
16The Impossible$41,811-44%151-122$277$18,322,58811Lionsgate / Summit
17A Haunted House$29,930-35%169-133$177$40,041,6838Open Road
18The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$28,917-43%180-43$161$292,298,92316Lionsgate / Summit
19Gangster Squad$26,922-32%138-64$195$45,753,3918Warner Bros.
20The Guilt Trip$22,766-40%133-53$171$37,101,01111Paramount
21Skyfall$16,227-55%101-83$161$304,295,23817Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$46,725-29%7--$6,675$160,5471Fox Searchlight
2The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$31,082-54%68--$457$143,5321Methinx Entertainment
3To the Arctic 3D$23,0670%520$444$11,476,23346Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Hyde Park on Hudson$15,397-30%38-27$405$6,215,99413Focus
5Bullet to the Head$12,527-30%86-19$146$9,454,4045Warner Bros.
6Broken City$8,993-42%69-29$130$19,640,6917Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$8,227-27%300$274$22,086,541100Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Sweeney$7,38310%11--$671$20,3211eOne Films US
9Parker$6,140-43%51-161$120$17,441,9586FilmDistrict
10Stand Up Guys$5,606-23%17-24$330$3,301,0465Lionsgate / Roadside
11Camp (2013)$1,810-1%21$905$15,4122Freestyle Releasing
12A Late Quartet$945-60%6-1$158$1,551,84618Entertainment One / RKO
13Movie 43$910-56%17-4$54$8,808,9836Relativity Media
14ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$3610%2-7$181$221,9084UTV Motion Pictures
15Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$132-33%1--$132$96,05222Roadside Attractions