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.
1Ghost$12,523,2953%1,400299$8,945$24,714,8352Paramount
2Die Hard 2: Die Harder$10,019,244-31%2,325-108$4,309$46,276,2063Fox
3Arachnophobia$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Disney
4Navy Seals$6,543,832--1,341--$4,880$6,543,8321Orion
5The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$6,055,527-21%1,92322$3,149$13,763,5562Disney
6Days of Thunder$5,537,495-32%2,187-120$2,532$39,904,0834Paramount
7Quick Change$3,268,686-30%1,595-1$2,049$7,969,6462Warner Bros.
8Dick Tracy$3,116,433-35%1,672-141$1,864$62,773,8466Disney
9The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$2,964,496-53%1,26318$2,347$9,338,8872Fox
10Total Recall (1990)$2,154,263-33%1,302-249$1,655$108,571,1968TriStar