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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepwalkers$10,017,354--1,864--$5,374$10,017,3541Columbia
2Basic Instinct$7,848,262-22%1,82519$4,300$60,096,0614TriStar
3White Men Can't Jump$7,363,880-28%1,9291$3,817$32,263,5873Fox
4Beethoven$6,101,675-20%1,70214$3,585$13,689,2402Universal
5Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$3,549,338--1,400--$2,535$3,549,3381Fox
6Straight Talk$3,542,667-23%1,4770$2,399$8,118,4132Disney
7Wayne's World$3,435,115-22%1,715-163$2,003$61,961,5419Paramount
8Thunderheart$3,324,500-26%1,09055$3,050$7,831,9252TriStar
9The Cutting Edge$3,132,025-9%1,113256$2,814$11,054,8853MGM
10My Cousin Vinny$3,010,887-24%1,329-153$2,266$26,893,7485Fox