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. 24 - Sun, Dec. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pelican Brief$11,124,936-34%2,00815$5,540$27,989,3402Warner Bros.
2Mrs. Doubtfire$9,370,0593%2,30515$4,065$70,878,3135Fox
3Tombstone$6,454,752--1,504--$4,292$6,454,7521Disney
4Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$5,277,2941%2,17829$2,423$18,084,8303Disney
5Beethoven's 2nd$4,255,485-29%2,04115$2,085$10,272,7102Universal
6Grumpy Old Men$3,874,911--1,244--$3,115$3,874,9111Warner Bros.
7Wayne's World 2$3,595,506-43%2,320-80$1,550$23,388,8563Paramount
8Geronimo: An American Legend$1,704,668-26%1,63631$1,042$8,033,8583Columbia
9Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$1,190,707--1,506--$791$1,190,7071Warner Bros.
10The Three Musketeers (1993)$1,083,844-13%1,006-274$1,077$34,403,6607Disney