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. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 2$13,022,249-24%1,8300$7,116$50,599,1753Warner Bros.
2Batman (1989)$11,165,099-26%2,2010$5,073$187,523,0645Warner Bros.
3Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$6,432,416-27%1,49838$4,294$52,037,2835Disney
4License to Kill$5,100,314-42%1,58712$3,214$13,875,0902MGM/UA
5Peter Pan (1953) (1989 re-issue)$4,349,121-23%1,53358$2,837$9,960,9062Disney
6Dead Poets Society$3,547,080-17%1,06215$3,340$44,029,3067Disney
7Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$3,383,204-27%1,523-194$2,221$124,383,5449Paramount
8Ghostbusters II$2,883,369-33%1,758-220$1,640$98,490,2426Columbia
9Weekend at Bernie's$2,709,067-28%1,104-35$2,454$10,964,9633Fox
10UHF$2,251,831--1,295--$1,739$2,251,8311Orion