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. 1 - Sun, Nov. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The People Under the Stairs$5,522,250--1,850--$2,985$5,522,2501Universal
2Curly Sue$5,321,7277%1,6340$3,257$10,296,6852Warner Bros.
3House Party 2$3,666,714-39%1,18520$3,094$9,693,8192New Line
4Other People's Money$3,099,225-25%1,2460$2,487$12,240,5603Warner Bros.
5Frankie and Johnny (1991)$1,953,343-21%1,1500$1,699$12,731,9094Paramount
6The Fisher King$1,786,480-29%1,304-209$1,370$26,151,1017TriStar
7Deceived$1,127,053-36%1,013-162$1,113$18,698,1526Disney
8Ernest Scared Stupid$955,316-42%1,476-270$647$10,110,0254Disney