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, Jul. 14 - Sun, Jul. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 2$17,188,126-16%1,83027$9,392$37,576,9262Warner Bros.
2Batman (1989)$15,113,456-21%2,2010$6,867$167,635,5464Warner Bros.
3Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$8,805,730-7%1,46017$6,031$45,604,8674Disney
4License to Kill$8,774,776--1,575--$5,571$8,774,7761MGM/UA
5Peter Pan (1953) (1989 re-issue)$5,611,785--1,475--$3,805$5,611,7851Disney
6Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$4,613,927-11%1,717-200$2,687$121,000,3408Paramount
7Ghostbusters II$4,335,425-18%1,978-337$2,192$93,170,8425Columbia
8Dead Poets Society$4,258,839-18%1,047-62$4,068$40,482,2266Disney
9Weekend at Bernie's$3,749,810-17%1,1395$3,292$8,255,8962Fox
10The Karate Kid Part III$2,924,580-40%1,5699$1,864$18,195,0853Columbia