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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Whole Nine Yards$9,563,311-30%2,9100$3,286$28,446,4362Warner Bros.
2Snow Day$8,336,189-28%2,7097$3,077$42,675,5673Paramount
3Reindeer Games$8,128,356--2,204--$3,688$8,128,3561Miramax / Dimension
4Hanging Up$7,437,624-53%2,6180$2,841$26,001,0352Sony / Columbia
5Pitch Black$7,136,877-39%1,93098$3,698$22,994,3452USA Films
6The Tigger Movie$6,307,285-23%2,81863$2,238$30,646,9533Disney
7Wonder Boys$5,808,919--1,253--$4,636$5,856,8532Paramount
8Scream 3$5,021,034-42%3,099-269$1,620$78,820,4974Miramax / Dimension
9American Beauty$4,607,709-30%1,32336$3,483$80,822,25124DreamWorks
10The Cider House Rules$4,066,25119%1,346489$3,021$24,076,29012Miramax