Project Almanac: Found-Footage Thriller, Produced by Michael Bay

Project Almanac, a found-footage thriller produced by Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes, should fare the best of the trio with a modest debut in the $10 to $12 million range from 2,800 theaters. Paramount Insurge is releasing the film, which cost $12 million.

Project Almanac follows a brilliant high school student and his friends as they uncover blueprints for a mysterious device that allows them to time travel. Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Gardner star. It was originally set to open a year ago, but Bay wanted to improve the movie in post-production.

Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper will dominate the Super Bowl weekend box office, triumphing over three new films: Project Almanac, Black or White and The Loft.

Theater attendance takes a big hit on Super Bowl Sunday, so no high-profile titles are opening this weekend.  Both Project Almanac and The Loft open after long delays.