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, Oct. 8 - Sun, Oct. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Double Jeopardy$13,541,285-20%2,91329$4,649$65,641,4653Paramount
2Random Hearts$13,012,585--2,697--$4,825$13,012,5851Sony / Columbia
3Three Kings$12,004,295-24%2,9420$4,080$27,851,9312Warner Bros.
4American Beauty$9,505,31316%1,226520$7,753$30,955,8134DreamWorks
5Superstar$8,912,743--1,943--$4,587$8,912,7431Paramount
6The Sixth Sense$6,123,967-13%2,784-37$2,200$241,569,29810Disney
7Blue Streak$5,717,945-29%2,691-44$2,125$45,482,4184Sony / Columbia
8Drive Me Crazy$3,980,182-42%2,23311$1,782$10,826,2942Fox
9The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland$2,251,614-31%1,2100$1,861$5,506,6472Sony / Columbia
10For Love of the Game$2,148,230-39%2,414-519$890$25,174,6154Universal