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.
1Sleepers$9,605,059-22%2,080165$4,618$21,910,8042Warner Bros.
2High School High$6,311,786--2,146--$2,941$6,311,7861Sony / TriStar
3Stephen King's Thinner$5,679,046--2,009--$2,827$5,679,0461Paramount
4The Ghost and the Darkness$4,390,078-42%2,20248$1,994$21,113,0693Paramount
5The First Wives Club$4,380,111-35%2,4060$1,820$65,492,0166Paramount
6The Associate$4,261,304--1,781--$2,393$4,261,3041Disney
7The Long Kiss Goodnight$3,673,909-44%2,302-102$1,596$19,281,2373New Line
8That Thing You Do!$2,050,606-47%1,586-293$1,293$17,055,0704Fox
9D3: The Mighty Ducks$1,655,851-54%1,817-243$911$15,615,3724Disney
10The Chamber$1,269,070-58%1,826-206$695$9,908,8503Universal