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, May. 21 - Sun, May. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$64,820,970--2,970--$21,825$105,670,1261Fox
2The Mummy (1999)$13,792,708-45%3,27650$4,210$100,211,6503Universal
3Entrapment$6,312,182-30%2,869-10$2,200$47,860,8994Fox
4The Matrix$2,874,972-37%2,521-194$1,140$149,509,6518Warner Bros.
5A Midsummer Night's Dream$2,608,636-39%1,09313$2,387$6,894,2562Fox Searchlight
6Never Been Kissed$1,745,212-30%1,888-386$924$37,584,9587Fox
7Life$1,565,215-45%1,720-527$910$46,228,4906Universal
8Shakespeare in Love$745,4005%1,223320$609$70,443,84224Miramax
9Analyze This$629,481-32%1,123-465$561$78,149,58012Warner Bros.