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.
1Parenthood$9,672,060-8%1,30038$7,440$30,329,2962Universal
2The Abyss$9,319,797--1,533--$6,079$9,319,7971Fox
3A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$8,115,176--1,902--$4,267$8,115,1761New Line
4Turner & Hooch$6,337,422-26%1,8880$3,357$27,067,9433Disney
5When Harry Met Sally...$6,197,100-15%1,17138$5,292$31,305,5075Columbia
6Lethal Weapon 2$6,071,683-24%1,8300$3,318$75,112,8496Warner Bros.
7Batman (1989)$5,025,131-25%1,777-295$2,828$222,975,6438Warner Bros.
8Lock Up$3,342,360-45%1,3842$2,415$9,367,8802TriStar
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$3,326,711-17%1,45115$2,293$63,954,0728Disney
10Young Einstein$2,051,886-34%1,2170$1,686$5,146,4672Warner Bros.