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.
1The Silence of the Lambs$11,607,948--1,497--$7,754$13,020,1621Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$11,394,738-17%1,46761$7,767$25,172,6812Fox
3King Ralph$8,327,550--1,617--$5,150$8,327,5501Universal
4Home Alone$7,376,44323%1,815-171$4,064$154,755,57814Fox
5Dances with Wolves$6,202,14159%1,5546$3,991$83,220,79613Orion
6L.A. Story$5,196,800-21%1,12029$4,640$11,813,7152TriStar
7The Neverending Story II$4,233,050-14%1,20820$3,504$9,145,1742Warner Bros.
8Nothing But Trouble$3,966,240--1,671--$2,374$3,966,2401Warner Bros.
9White Fang$3,115,52515%1,164-95$2,677$20,977,7855Disney
10Awakenings$2,727,892-4%1,219-99$2,238$32,168,5189Columbia