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.
1The Secret of My Success$3,836,710-17%1,3374$2,870$29,210,8925Universal
2Blind Date$1,977,346-14%1,181-118$1,674$27,488,8007TriStar
3Project X (1987)$1,375,995-32%1,019-5$1,350$9,399,9844Fox
4Lethal Weapon$1,374,328-18%1,064-68$1,292$40,207,94110Warner Bros.
5Platoon$1,289,247-18%1,203-103$1,072$89,354,58621Orion
6Extreme Prejudice$1,215,923-41%1,069-2$1,137$6,775,7663TriStar
7Malone$658,919-52%1,263-63$522$2,036,6102Orion Pictures