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. 31 - Sun, Jan. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mrs. Doubtfire$16,346,56874%2,32520$7,031$87,224,8816Fox
2The Pelican Brief$13,129,30218%2,0080$6,538$41,118,6423Warner Bros.
3Tombstone$8,720,25535%1,955451$4,460$15,175,0072Disney
4Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$8,234,48056%2,106-72$3,910$26,319,3104Disney
5Beethoven's 2nd$7,567,36078%2,0487$3,695$17,840,0703Universal
6Grumpy Old Men$7,488,52793%1,2440$6,020$11,363,4382Warner Bros.
7Wayne's World 2$4,012,80712%2,240-80$1,791$27,401,6634Paramount
8Geronimo: An American Legend$2,010,68018%1,6360$1,229$10,044,5384Columbia
9Ghost in the Machine$1,854,431--1,031--$1,799$1,854,4311Fox
10Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$1,406,61518%1,5060$934$4,392,8692Warner Bros.