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 Thu, Aug. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$1,562,4564%3,371-326$463$258,297,2684Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$1,079,615-1%3,864-116$279$150,655,9803Paramount
3If I Stay$1,035,761-1%2,907--$356$20,562,2821Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$852,114-4%3,032-62$281$49,121,5212Fox
5The November Man$830,236-4%2,776--$299$1,691,4740Relativity Media
6The Giver$554,9082%3,0030$185$26,272,6502Weinstein Company
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$547,8732%1,944-99$282$34,795,2453Disney / DreamWorks
8When the Game Stands Tall$522,6802%2,673--$196$10,670,0921Sony / TriStar
9The Expendables 3$436,577-8%3,2210$136$29,639,0492Lionsgate
10Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$421,675-11%2,894--$146$8,591,5611Weinstein / Dimension
11Lucy$289,185-5%1,559-961$185$115,079,3155Universal
12Into the Storm$230,030-5%2,375-1059$97$39,448,4003Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$161,731-2%723-48$224$17,000,5217IFC Films
2Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$103,036-4%626-636$165$204,419,9917Fox
3Hercules (2014)$78,6679%622-853$126$70,264,9085Paramount
4What If$76,445-5%680-107$112$2,596,0993CBS Films
5A Most Wanted Man$70,3983%433-211$163$14,336,6815Roadside Attractions
6Get On Up$65,935-7%509-592$130$29,005,6654Universal
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$60,74520%353-24$172$172,330,22711Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Calvary$48,107-5%240110$200$1,803,4194Fox Searchlight
9Step Up All In$40,567-20%948-1124$43$13,923,0393Lionsgate / Summit
10Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$38,058-6%302261$126$6,687,55521Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Transformers: Age of Extinction$31,3196%28377$111$243,950,9669Paramount
12Earth to Echo$28,366-1%781627$36$38,173,5628Relativity Media
13And So It Goes$19,8452%156-206$127$14,747,1025Clarius Entertainment
14The Purge: Anarchy$19,445-11%258-317$75$70,807,0256Universal
15X-Men: Days of Future Past$16,1622%188-35$86$232,814,52814Fox
16Chef$15,8993%105-17$151$29,578,08916Open Road
17The Fault in Our Stars$14,866-3%185-21$80$124,491,43212Fox
18Edge of Tomorrow$12,766-4%192-69$66$100,005,01312Warner Bros.
19Tammy$11,169-2%157-119$71$83,416,5038Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yves Saint Laurent$9,633-5%213$459$535,3829Weinstein Company
2Jersey Boys$7,3691%64-51$115$46,732,23010Warner Bros.
3Begin Again$6,72884%39-23$173$14,541,1159Weinstein Company
4Snowpiercer$3,945-17%28-14$141$4,446,4639RADiUS-TWC
5The Grand Seduction$3,9406%19-6$207$3,380,80013eOne Films US
6Godzilla (2014)$3,8762%70-48$55$200,676,06915Warner Bros.
7Blended$3,86923%66-45$59$46,294,61014Warner Bros.
8America (2014)$3,80312%7210$53$14,430,1719Lionsgate
9The One I Love$3,703-24%8--$463$66,6981RADiUS-TWC
10Rio 2$2,573-1%72-56$36$131,492,45820Fox
11Wish I Was Here$1,81819%19-35$96$3,566,3666Focus
12The Fluffy Movie$1,469-1%30-21$49$2,827,3935Open Road
13The LEGO Movie$300-18%7-8$43$257,750,70229Warner Bros.