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, Jul. 27 - Sun, Jul. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghostbusters (1984)$7,434,846-12%1,458-10$5,099$142,439,4408Columbia
2The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1984)$5,291,670--1,430--$3,700$5,291,6701Disney
3Gremlins$4,596,286-17%1,411-126$3,257$71,809,3298Warner Bros.
4The Karate Kid (1984)$3,891,130-8%1,0692$3,640$27,730,2076Columbia
5Best Defense$3,175,612-60%1,4250$2,228$11,047,9092Paramount
6Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$2,591,995-15%1,05230$2,464$108,159,89510Paramount
7Meatballs Part II$2,515,268--1,252--$2,009$2,515,2681TriStar