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. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$20,987,76123%1,28482$16,346$38,069,7582Fox
2Three Men and a Little Lady$13,774,642--1,281--$10,753$19,100,6161Disney
3Dances with Wolves$9,491,6231580%1,0481034$9,057$10,654,9631Orion
4Predator 2$8,784,943--1,950--$4,505$8,784,9432Fox
5Rocky V$7,703,740-45%2,0530$3,752$21,776,9102MGM/UA
6The Rescuers Down Under$4,396,20826%1,2377$3,554$7,896,0272Disney
7Ghost$3,515,52717%1,528-185$2,301$126,835,10420Paramount
8Child's Play 2$3,220,630-36%1,946-71$1,655$18,941,6853Universal
9Jacob's Ladder$1,903,914-33%1,083-181$1,758$17,315,5744TriStar