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.
1Breakdown$12,307,128--2,108--$5,838$12,307,1281Paramount
2Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$9,548,111--2,187--$4,366$9,548,1111New Line
3Volcano$9,099,743-38%2,7773$3,277$23,681,4832Fox
4Liar Liar$5,858,010-18%2,675-188$2,190$151,491,3067Universal
5Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$5,326,806-28%1,6064$3,317$12,756,2122Disney
6Anaconda$4,720,202-36%2,4560$1,922$40,673,6094Sony / Columbia
7Warriors of Virtue$3,277,084--2,101--$1,560$3,277,0841MGM
8The Saint$3,061,024-39%2,118-382$1,445$42,340,9135Paramount
9Murder at 1600$2,845,827-41%1,970-188$1,445$15,633,3043Warner Bros.
10Grosse Pointe Blank$2,051,361-34%1,177-65$1,743$16,769,5074Disney