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. 15 - Sun, Dec. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Christmas Vacation$7,233,119-22%1,950206$3,709$28,282,7723Warner Bros.
2The War of the Roses$6,975,488-26%1,395136$5,000$16,464,2822Fox
3Back to the Future Part II$4,408,951-37%2,02337$2,179$75,535,5824Universal
4The Little Mermaid$2,522,362-9%1,249250$2,020$23,733,5315Disney
5The Wizard$2,142,525--1,155--$1,855$2,142,5251Universal
6Family Business$2,130,024--1,201--$1,774$2,130,0241TriStar
7Steel Magnolias$2,094,664-31%1,10270$1,901$22,452,3085TriStar
8We're No Angels$2,047,630--1,239--$1,653$2,047,6301Paramount
9Harlem Nights$1,724,761-41%1,324-856$1,303$37,078,8715Paramount
10She-Devil$1,644,289-53%1,42320$1,156$5,153,9362Orion