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. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mask$23,117,068--2,360--$9,795$23,117,0681New Line
2Forrest Gump$18,200,256-17%2,11722$8,597$96,767,0164Paramount
3True Lies$13,741,443-34%2,510-51$5,475$60,307,4773Fox
4The Client$12,582,854-27%2,365313$5,320$29,757,1162Warner Bros.
5The Lion King$9,946,473-29%2,577-34$3,860$107,738,6986Disney
6It Could Happen to You$8,112,822--1,506--$5,387$8,112,8221TriStar
7Angels in the Outfield (1994)$4,842,706-30%1,879-42$2,577$20,673,9493Disney
8Speed$2,659,336-32%1,437-242$1,851$70,364,6608Fox
9Lassie (1994)$1,555,070-51%1,7850$871$4,756,9132Paramount
10Black Beauty$1,285,820--1,312--$980$1,285,8201Warner Bros.