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.
1Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$18,289,665-29%2,3690$7,720$43,915,2672Warner Bros.
2City Slickers$10,755,126-5%2,06564$5,208$35,061,2573Columbia
3Dying Young$9,725,885--1,552--$6,267$9,725,8851Fox
4The Rocketeer$9,600,754--1,616--$5,941$9,600,7541Disney
5Backdraft$4,514,250-13%1,950-33$2,315$40,986,8625Universal
6What About Bob?$2,917,871-14%1,707-88$1,709$38,036,3756Disney
7Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead$2,799,143-18%1,699-118$1,648$10,431,3683Warner Bros.
8Soapdish$2,715,641-16%1,2750$2,130$17,085,3354Paramount
9Thelma and Louise$2,627,7126%1,166-14$2,254$18,398,7615MGM