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.
1Stakeout$4,729,337-15%1,341239$3,527$21,034,2344Disney
2No Way Out$3,836,7571%1,128311$3,401$11,913,0343Orion
3The Fourth Protocol$3,636,831--1,061--$3,428$3,636,8311Lorimar
4The Big Easy$3,027,308757%1,1381106$2,660$3,380,5672Columbia
5Can't Buy Me Love$2,711,021-33%1,216-67$2,229$11,507,5843Disney
6La Bamba$2,637,528-20%1,093-12$2,413$24,907,4436Columbia
7House II: The Second Story$2,573,934--1,069--$2,408$2,573,9341New World
8Born in East L.A.$2,470,800-43%1,065-47$2,320$6,829,8402Universal
9The Living Daylights$2,109,503-41%1,298-301$1,625$29,477,0535MGM/UA