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.
1Pleasantville$8,855,063--1,636--$5,413$8,855,0631New Line
2Practical Magic$8,792,505-33%2,6520$3,315$21,897,1992Warner Bros.
3Antz$8,115,319-28%2,92926$2,771$61,735,7344DreamWorks
4Bride of Chucky$7,078,275-40%2,44533$2,895$18,909,1302Universal
5Soldier$6,447,237--2,507--$2,572$6,447,2371Warner Bros.
6Rush Hour$5,860,347-29%2,602-122$2,252$93,910,0776New Line
7Beloved (1998)$4,286,417-48%1,5076$2,844$12,451,9682Disney
8What Dreams May Come$4,038,044-37%2,274-232$1,776$37,192,0494PolyGram
9Apt Pupil$3,583,151--1,448--$2,475$3,583,1511Sony / TriStar
10A Night at the Roxbury$2,326,454-39%1,993-176$1,167$21,858,4134Paramount