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.
1Fletch Lives$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Universal
2Leviathan (1989)$5,029,164--1,393--$3,610$5,029,1641MGM
3Lean on Me$3,623,207-21%1,107116$3,273$13,235,2523Warner Bros.
4The Rescuers (1989 re-issue)$3,609,117--1,446--$2,496$3,609,1171Disney
5Rain Man$2,878,960-8%1,501-70$1,918$80,170,91214MGM/UA
6Skin Deep$2,676,559-32%1,059-3$2,527$9,053,5173Fox
7Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$2,505,550-25%1,3217$1,897$21,135,0675Orion
8Police Academy 6: City Under Siege$2,381,688-41%1,6270$1,464$6,414,1682Warner Bros.
9The 'Burbs$1,253,260-52%1,124-586$1,115$25,299,0975Universal
10Rooftops$1,111,263--1,044--$1,064$1,111,2631New Century