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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Natural Born Killers$11,166,687--1,510--$7,395$11,166,6871Warner Bros.
2Forrest Gump$9,897,242-12%2,2377$4,424$146,242,9218Paramount
3Clear and Present Danger$8,164,186-26%2,379-54$3,432$55,521,7244Paramount
4The Mask$5,338,698-30%2,5160$2,122$61,345,6845New Line
5Color of Night$3,490,749-47%1,7400$2,006$10,101,2372Disney
6True Lies$3,425,095-34%1,530-330$2,239$85,149,9907Fox
7The Lion King$3,013,759-31%1,344-439$2,242$128,173,78710Disney
8Camp Nowhere$2,755,661--1,358--$2,029$2,755,6611Disney
9The Client$2,724,911-38%1,802-408$1,512$50,070,9506Warner Bros.
10The Little Rascals$2,667,275-43%1,885-42$1,415$24,789,2004Universal