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, Sep. 7 - Sun, Sep. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$6,510,023-19%1,7660$3,686$80,269,3779Paramount
2Darkman$4,027,320-36%1,782-51$2,260$12,082,1803Universal
3Presumed Innocent$3,464,921-41%1,41055$2,457$49,862,6307Warner Bros.
4Flatliners$3,201,954-39%1,4834$2,159$30,532,7515Columbia
5Men at Work$1,832,599-40%1,034-1$1,772$8,095,1543Triumph
6Taking Care of Business$1,646,095-42%1,101-75$1,495$11,147,5544Disney
7My Blue Heaven$1,597,075-50%1,190-312$1,342$14,761,5574Warner Bros.
8Young Guns II$1,510,829-37%1,34928$1,120$21,578,0206Fox
9Air America$1,419,540-37%1,203-76$1,180$19,016,6655TriStar
10The Exorcist III$1,400,513-49%1,106-191$1,266$17,124,2214Fox