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, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$12,626,851-50%2,17332$5,811$116,081,2968Fox
2The Godfather Part III$8,290,621-39%1,92221$4,314$14,678,3932Paramount
3Dances with Wolves$7,329,451-38%1,28213$5,717$52,672,3787Orion
4Edward Scissorhands$5,100,408-45%1,267158$4,026$26,862,6695Fox
5Look Who's Talking Too$4,213,026-29%1,64722$2,558$12,313,6664TriStar
6Misery$3,914,163-35%1,37041$2,857$35,283,9736Columbia
7Mermaids$3,704,258-40%1,00225$3,697$16,742,2124Orion
8Three Men and a Little Lady$3,528,204-51%1,61436$2,186$48,695,9417Disney
9The Bonfire of the Vanities$2,192,954-57%1,333-62$1,645$11,474,4283Warner Bros.
10The Rescuers Down Under$1,401,216-62%1,424-63$984$18,879,3398Disney