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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aliens$7,060,101-18%1,4540$4,856$25,752,4353Fox
2Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives$6,750,837--1,610--$4,193$6,750,8371Paramount
3Howard the Duck$5,070,136--1,554--$3,263$5,070,1361Universal
4The Karate Kid Part II$4,168,492-16%1,601-9$2,604$49,171,1967Columbia
5Ruthless People$3,476,646-24%1,032-82$3,369$28,578,1716Disney
6Top Gun$3,472,515-9%1,312-39$2,647$70,580,17112Paramount
7Back to School$2,533,257-30%1,221-213$2,075$44,256,9768Orion
8Maximum Overdrive$1,420,177-56%1,127-71$1,260$4,625,8212DEG
9Haunted Honeymoon$1,330,073-52%1,0471$1,270$4,098,0762Orion