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, Jul. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Lies$25,869,770--2,368--$10,925$25,869,7701Fox
2Forrest Gump$24,125,273-1%2,014419$11,979$56,635,3352Paramount
3The Lion King$16,886,224-31%2,62459$6,435$83,786,6844Disney
4Angels in the Outfield (1994)$8,916,463--1,894--$4,708$8,916,4631Disney
5Speed$5,103,359-33%1,903-73$2,682$63,821,9436Fox
6I Love Trouble$3,364,689-34%1,633-113$2,060$16,328,5953Disney
7Blown Away$2,532,659-56%1,8620$1,360$18,679,3373MGM
8The Shadow$2,473,080-54%1,671-98$1,480$19,591,2203Universal
9Wolf$2,103,325-51%1,752-365$1,201$44,135,1985Columbia
10The Flintstones$1,434,200-47%1,298-385$1,105$119,494,4648Universal