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$25,424,666-44%2,6440$9,616$96,770,1392Warner Bros.
2Unlawful Entry$10,067,609--1,511--$6,663$10,067,6091Fox
3Sister Act$7,210,013-7%2,08712$3,455$47,641,7895Disney
4Housesitter$5,654,220-19%1,977213$2,860$21,781,8903Universal
5Patriot Games$5,321,352-31%2,284-112$2,330$42,763,1284Paramount
6Lethal Weapon 3$3,265,014-31%1,971-234$1,657$77,193,9027Warner Bros.
7Pinocchio (1940) (1992 re-issue)$3,145,140--1,907--$1,649$3,145,1401Disney
8Far and Away$2,460,305-18%1,668-78$1,475$35,263,3356Universal
9Encino Man$1,084,273-33%1,250-479$867$25,976,2076Disney
10AlienĀ³$1,001,574-34%1,185-316$845$40,783,2986Fox