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. 22 - Sun, Nov. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: First Contact$30,716,131--2,812--$10,923$30,716,1311Paramount
2Space Jam$16,216,845-41%2,6500$6,120$43,745,3742Warner Bros.
3Ransom$13,185,106-41%2,76811$4,763$69,775,3073Disney
4Jingle All the Way$12,112,267--2,401--$5,045$12,112,2671Fox
5The Mirror Has Two Faces$8,012,555-34%2,4890$3,219$20,223,4232Sony / TriStar
6Set It Off$3,322,947-43%1,0160$3,271$17,987,7643New Line
7Romeo + Juliet$3,195,515-41%1,808-155$1,767$28,776,3314Fox
8Sleepers$1,369,471-41%1,582-236$866$37,345,9796Warner Bros.