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, Aug. 28 - Sun, Aug. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Honeymoon in Vegas$7,318,157--1,637--$4,470$7,318,1571Columbia
2Unforgiven$5,653,523-27%2,078-9$2,721$55,131,9314Warner Bros.
3Pet Sematary II$4,825,100--1,852--$2,605$4,825,1001Paramount
4Single White Female$4,608,402-28%1,7440$2,642$21,236,2253Columbia
5Death Becomes Her$2,685,945-29%1,846-20$1,455$32,320,4155Universal
6Rapid Fire$2,330,408-52%1,8291$1,274$7,146,2582Fox
7A League of Their Own$2,062,335-24%1,575-140$1,309$65,463,4629Sony / Columbia
83 Ninjas$1,679,025-35%1,734-176$968$14,766,5274Disney
9Sister Act$1,479,212-13%1,131-41$1,308$82,342,74814Disney
10Christopher Columbus: The Discovery$1,439,273-54%1,5126$952$4,540,8362Warner Bros.