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, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepers$12,305,745--1,915--$6,426$12,305,7451Warner Bros.
2The Ghost and the Darkness$7,507,928-19%2,15412$3,486$16,722,9912Paramount
3The First Wives Club$6,737,593-26%2,4060$2,800$61,111,9055Paramount
4The Long Kiss Goodnight$6,541,965-28%2,404159$2,721$15,607,3282New Line
5That Thing You Do!$3,866,648-22%1,879-8$2,058$15,004,4643Fox
6D3: The Mighty Ducks$3,627,626-13%2,0602$1,761$13,959,5213Disney
7The Chamber$3,027,685-46%2,0326$1,490$8,639,7802Universal
8Get on the Bus$2,156,409--1,207--$1,787$2,156,4091Sony / Columbia
9The Glimmer Man$2,141,621-48%2,000-236$1,071$13,840,7993Warner Bros.
10Fly Away Home$1,407,425-12%1,4010$1,005$16,571,7996Sony / Columbia