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, Apr. 24 - Sun, Apr. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Big Hit$10,809,424--2,149--$5,030$10,809,4241Sony / Columbia
2City of Angels$9,010,662-27%2,433104$3,704$36,711,9043Warner Bros.
3The Object of My Affection$5,161,304-47%1,96373$2,629$14,887,1592Fox
4Titanic$4,938,097-33%2,912-100$1,696$560,606,28619Paramount
5Paulie$4,382,191-18%1,757204$2,494$10,789,0352DreamWorks
6Lost in Space$4,012,765-46%2,917-389$1,376$45,014,9874New Line
7The Odd Couple II$2,447,913-35%1,8520$1,322$11,033,5483Paramount
8Mercury Rising$2,158,180-42%1,769-444$1,220$21,449,5254Universal
9Scream 2$1,790,792--1,769--$1,012$70,529,4718Miramax / Dimension
10Species II$1,573,525-61%1,777-733$885$12,860,5423MGM