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, Dec. 26 - Sun, Dec. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Child$10,118,27728%1,71447$5,903$29,545,8873Paramount
2Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$9,157,16158%1,95670$4,682$45,745,2776Paramount
3Crocodile Dundee$5,860,797157%1,423167$4,119$75,081,65714Paramount
4Three Amigos$5,499,68028%1,4665$3,751$15,742,2993Orion
5Heartbreak Ridge$5,046,43144%1,6470$3,064$21,361,8104Warner Bros.
6Lady and the Tramp (re-issue) (1986)$5,030,70679%1,37520$3,659$7,834,9782Disney
7An American Tail$3,008,20056%1,15731$2,600$24,221,4366Universal
8No Mercy$2,560,75016%1,2060$2,123$4,758,8192TriStar
9King Kong Lives$1,152,507-2%1,1050$1,043$2,325,4492DEG