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. 23 - Sun, Dec. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rain Man$8,727,31125%1,2546$6,960$15,733,0302MGM/UA
2The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$5,812,5344%1,96932$2,952$26,871,5454Paramount
3Twins$5,308,680-32%1,619170$3,279$31,839,5743Universal
4Working Girl$4,718,485--1,051--$4,490$4,718,4851Fox
5Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$4,526,76018%1,51044$2,998$8,367,2582Orion
6Scrooged$4,189,254-8%1,897100$2,208$39,476,6355Paramount
7Oliver & Company$3,507,96552%1,503338$2,334$21,779,9206Disney
8Hellbound: Hellraiser II$3,185,511--1,180--$2,700$3,185,5111New World
9Tequila Sunrise$3,158,4665%1,41117$2,238$16,551,5314Warner Bros.
10The Land Before Time$2,043,67535%1,39569$1,465$24,876,6506Universal