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.
1Batman Returns$45,688,774--2,644--$17,280$47,721,8481Warner Bros.
2Sister Act$7,758,639-19%2,07542$3,739$40,431,7764Disney
3Patriot Games$7,722,451-31%2,3960$3,223$37,441,7763Paramount
4Housesitter$7,020,720-23%1,76493$3,980$16,127,6702Universal
5Lethal Weapon 3$4,704,475-26%2,205-277$2,134$73,928,8886Warner Bros.
6Far and Away$3,011,850-19%1,746-139$1,725$32,803,0305Universal
7Encino Man$1,616,233-44%1,729-255$935$24,891,9345Disney
8AlienĀ³$1,528,605-44%1,501-474$1,018$39,781,7245Fox