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, Nov. 17 - Sun, Nov. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1GoldenEye$26,205,007--2,667--$9,826$26,205,0071MGM/UA
2Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$19,510,643-48%2,6520$7,357$57,314,7192Warner Bros.
3The American President$10,014,558--1,508--$6,641$10,014,5581Sony / Columbia
4It Takes Two$5,564,147--1,581--$3,519$5,564,1471Warner Bros.
5Get Shorty$4,334,185-43%2,1030$2,061$44,536,2135MGM
6Copycat$3,007,024-37%1,643-18$1,830$18,573,7924Warner Bros.
7Powder$2,412,073-42%1,591-30$1,516$20,164,7644Disney
8Home for the Holidays$1,961,239-41%1,0000$1,961$9,314,3603Paramount
9Seven$1,641,769-34%1,463-355$1,122$64,407,4039New Line
10Now and Then$1,510,371-44%1,662-51$909$19,934,4865New Line