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.
1Space Jam$27,528,529--2,650--$10,388$27,528,5291Warner Bros.
2Ransom$22,374,113-35%2,75781$8,115$56,590,2012Disney
3The Mirror Has Two Faces$12,210,868--2,489--$4,906$12,210,8681Sony / TriStar
4Set It Off$5,852,712-34%1,0162$5,761$14,664,8172New Line
5Romeo + Juliet$5,421,137-40%1,96313$2,762$25,580,8163Fox
6Sleepers$2,310,554-38%1,818-262$1,271$35,976,5085Warner Bros.
7The First Wives Club$1,511,844-33%1,498-202$1,009$72,807,7049Paramount
8High School High$1,502,370-51%1,726-420$870$15,905,9284Sony / TriStar
9The Ghost and the Darkness$1,033,749-40%1,328-383$778$27,534,2416Paramount
10Stephen King's Thinner$636,330-52%1,115-692$571$11,218,0424Paramount