Clint Eastwood repeats at the box office this weekend, and breaks another record in the process.
In at number 1 is American Sniper with $31.8 million. That tally is enough to best Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour for the top Super Bowl weekend gross. It’s also a solid third weekend gross, especially for an older film during the typically slow Super Bowl weekend. As if those accolades weren’t enough, American Sniper is also up to an amazing $248 million domestic gross.
Paddington comes in at number 2 with $8.5 million. The animated film held very well in its third weekend and is now up to $50 million total.
Coming in at number 3 is Project Almanac (read our review) with $8.5 million. The found footage time travel film failed to meet expectations this weekend, despite little in the way of new competition.
After a delay and title change, Project Almanac hoped to grab teen audiences but will have to settle for a sub-par debut. It could be time to put the found footage features to rest for a little while.
The number 4 film is Black or White (read our review) with $6.4 million. The Kevin Costner-led family drama hoped to go the counter-programming route during Super Bowl weekend, but couldn’t muster a notable opening. Overall, the film fell in line with prior Super Bowl weekend misses, and will be a distant memory before too long.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Boy Next Door with $6 million. The Jennifer Lopez thriller took a significant hit in its second weekend, falling close to 60%. Overall, The Boy Next Door has grossed $24 million since last Friday.
In at number 6 is The Wedding Ringer with $5.7 million. Kevin Hart’s latest comedy is now up to $48 million – a solid tally, but not the comedian’s best.
The Imitation Game comes in at number 7 with $5.1 million. While the film was likely happy just to earn a few Oscar nominations, its $67 million domestic tally is even more impressive.
Coming in at number 8 is Taken 3 with $3.6 million. An $81 million domestic gross is nothing to scoff at, but Taken 3 is certainly the weakest of the franchise entries.
The animated feature Strange Magic is the number 9 film with $3.4 million. Strange Magic has earned a paltry $9 million after two weeks.
Rounding out the top 10 is The Loft with $2.8 million. The indie thriller did middling business over the weekend while earning very weak reviews.
Outside the top 10: Game of Thrones IMAX pulled in $1.5 million on about 200 screens. Not bad for two remastered season 4 episodes and a season 5 trailer.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, February 2nd - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo