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 Mon, May. 12 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$4,443,045-62%3,279--$1,355$53,476,9601Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,254,152-78%4,3240$521$148,456,0862Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$718,726-77%3,30668$217$62,804,5503Fox
4Heaven is for Real$483,410-85%3,048118$159$76,186,0674Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$410,819-76%2,701-478$152$245,539,1576Disney
6Moms' Night Out$257,149-85%1,044--$246$4,568,2321Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$249,229-85%2,973-341$84$113,318,3115Fox
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$191,376-83%2,658--$72$3,939,1561Clarius Entertainment
9Brick Mansions$151,268-70%1,954-693$77$18,642,6603Relativity Media
10Divergent$135,223-75%1,233-406$110$145,202,8188Lionsgate / Summit
11God's Not Dead$114,376-80%1,000-330$114$57,799,3118Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Bears$82,337-82%1,243-547$66$16,135,1054Disneynature
13The Quiet Ones$54,900-64%1,133-894$48$8,050,5033Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$130,119-74%770-114$169$53,956,99310Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$60,447-79%820-534$74$27,825,1775Lionsgate / Summit
3Noah$41,227-79%477-452$86$99,918,8777Paramount
4The Railway Man$38,303-68%18117$212$2,298,7435Weinstein Company
5The LEGO Movie$36,847-76%401181$92$253,703,33714Warner Bros.
6Transcendence$33,875-70%515-1260$66$22,243,2124Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House 2$31,443-69%526-802$60$16,877,6594Open Road
8Oculus$29,022-59%410-474$71$27,267,6625Relativity Media
9Mr. Peabody & Sherman$16,043-84%357-53$45$108,939,95710Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Non-Stop (2014)$15,225-77%23618$65$91,119,30511Universal
11300: Rise of an Empire$8,762-65%191-44$46$106,179,23110Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$42,053-75%4541$935$676,2632Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$20,919-44%36-1$581$1,577,2476Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Chef$16,550-76%6--$2,758$221,5111Open Road
4Godzilla: The Japanese Original$7,708-2%2917$266$86,3054Rialto Pictures
5Blue Ruin$5,833-53%611$96$208,7643RADiUS-TWC
62 States$4,949-85%59-37$84$2,166,7174UTV Motion Pictures
73 Days to Kill$1,988-71%42-22$47$30,690,35212Relativity Media
8Son of God$1,754-75%68-58$26$59,668,34311Fox
9Sabotage (2014)$1,683-73%51-9$33$10,501,6517Open Road
10The Hornet's Nest$1,197-82%4--$299$27,7471Freestyle Releasing
11Joe (2014)$939-66%23-16$41$365,5125Roadside Attractions
12Bad Words$769-68%29-11$27$7,738,9059Focus
13Decoding Annie Parker$6321759%2-11$316$40,4822eOne Films US
14Watermark$410-17%5-6$82$83,2476eOne Films US
15Gloria (2014)$333-79%7-2$48$2,106,88916Roadside Attractions
16Philomena$323-79%13-9$25$37,702,31225Weinstein Company
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$297-21%10$297$44,02614Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$201-30%6-9$34$265,6586RADiUS-TWC