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. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting to Exhale$11,273,139--1,253--$8,997$11,273,1391Fox
2Toy Story$9,858,330-10%2,522-6$3,909$113,453,1605Disney
3Jumanji$8,014,507-28%2,53043$3,168$19,098,8772Sony / TriStar
4Father of the Bride Part II$7,049,723-3%2,061105$3,421$25,474,6363Disney
5Grumpier Old Men$5,659,492--1,995--$2,837$5,659,4921Warner Bros.
6Heat$5,212,581-38%1,3250$3,934$13,658,2372Warner Bros.
7Sudden Death$4,782,445--1,681--$2,845$4,782,4451Universal
8Sabrina (1995)$4,302,269-23%1,976155$2,177$9,865,5282Paramount
9Tom and Huck$3,210,458--1,609--$1,995$3,210,4581Disney
10Dracula: Dead and Loving It$2,708,298--1,425--$1,901$2,708,2981Sony / Columbia