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. 18 - Sun, Dec. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eddie Murphy Raw$9,077,324--1,391--$6,526$9,077,3241Paramount
2Three Men and a Baby$7,510,3787%1,753737$4,284$33,366,8475Disney
3Throw Momma From the Train$5,680,836-22%1,51437$3,752$12,999,7142Orion
4*batteries not included$3,326,530--1,328--$2,505$3,326,5301Universal
5Planes, Trains and Automobiles$2,638,790-29%1,61032$1,639$18,416,7815Paramount
6Overboard$1,880,006--1,126--$1,670$1,880,0061MGM
7Fatal Attraction$1,510,319-25%1,173-167$1,288$87,834,19914Paramount
8Nuts$1,372,098-4%1,112460$1,234$14,060,7065Warner Bros.
9Leonard Part 6$1,316,337--1,142--$1,153$1,316,3371Columbia
10Cinderella (1987 re-issue)$1,093,603-35%1,303-229$839$21,227,8635Disney