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, Nov. 16 - Sun, Nov. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$17,081,997--1,202--$14,211$17,081,9971Fox
2Rocky V$14,073,170--2,053--$6,855$14,073,1701MGM/UA
3Child's Play 2$5,002,535-53%2,01721$2,480$15,721,0552Universal
4The Rescuers Down Under$3,499,819--1,230--$2,845$3,499,8191Disney
5Ghost$3,001,897-30%1,7130$1,752$123,319,57719Paramount
6Jacob's Ladder$2,825,040-44%1,2642$2,235$15,411,6603TriStar
7Sibling Rivalry$1,579,836-48%1,361-94$1,161$11,867,3734Columbia
8Quigley Down Under$1,340,457-37%1,051-29$1,275$12,335,1025MGM
9Memphis Belle$1,238,791-42%1,059-161$1,170$18,216,5976Warner Bros.