Grosses

'American Sniper' Adds $3.8 Million on Wednesday; 'The Boy Next Door' Takes $0.84 MillionJanuary 29, 2015 06:25 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that American Sniper added another $3.8 million to its haul on Wednesday, down 49 percent from the same day last week. The biopic has earned $213.4 million domestically to-date, putting it just 2.5 percent behind the pace of 2004's The Passion of the Christ. BoxOffice is forecasting a third consecutive weekend victory for the film over the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.

The Boy Next Door took in $0.84 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day total of $17.8 million. That puts it 19.5 percent ahead of star Jennifer Lopez's The Back-Up Plan.

The Wedding Ringer claimed third place on Wednesday with $0.72 million, down 38 percent from the same day last week. The Kevin Hart-led comedy as brought in $41.8 million through its first 13 days of release.

Oscar contender The Imitation Game was up 3 percent from last Wednesday to $0.55 million yesterday. Its domestic total now stands at $62.2 million.

Paddington capped off the top five with $0.45 million, a healthy 20 percent drop from last week. The well-received animated adaptation has gathered $41.6 million at the domestic box office thus far.

Meanwhile, Mortdecai added $0.28 million yesterday -- giving it a six-day cume of $5.16 million. Strange Magic now stands at $6.25 million through six days with its $0.21 million Wednesday take.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Return of the Jedi$11,127,915-1%1,302300$8,547$104,383,8345Fox
2Superman III$9,068,726-32%1,752-7$5,176$22,421,0832Warner Bros.
3Porky's II: The Next Day$7,054,988--1,511--$4,669$7,054,9881Fox
4Twilight Zone: The Movie$6,614,366--1,275--$5,188$6,614,3661Warner Bros.
5Trading Places$5,501,727-21%1,368-21$4,022$19,856,5473Paramount
6Octopussy$4,894,795-28%1,33917$3,656$20,614,7403MGM/UA
7The Survivors$3,044,927--1,006--$3,027$3,044,9271Columbia