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, Dec. 18 - Sun, Dec. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Few Good Men$11,145,728-28%1,9250$5,790$32,001,9442Columbia
2Aladdin$7,224,990-2%1,502371$4,810$45,208,8264Disney
3Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$6,811,119-18%2,35454$2,893$87,280,2455Fox
4Forever Young$5,609,875--1,710--$3,281$5,609,8751Warner Bros.
5The Bodyguard$5,433,899-27%1,8060$3,009$48,372,6884Warner Bros.
6Toys$4,810,027--1,272--$3,781$4,810,0271Fox
7The Muppet Christmas Carol$4,070,823-19%2,0849$1,953$9,080,9322Disney
8The Distinguished Gentleman$3,714,862-32%1,98451$1,872$19,760,7573Disney
9Leap of Faith$3,222,768--1,554--$2,074$3,222,7681Paramount
10Malcolm X$1,297,197-29%1,202-47$1,079$25,320,7485Warner Bros.