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, Sep. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$5,805,838-36%2,7453$2,115$17,377,2952Universal
2Bait$5,485,591--2,352--$2,332$5,485,5911Warner Bros.
3Bring It On$5,083,388-25%2,42711$2,095$50,930,3934Universal
4Nurse Betty$4,658,762-35%1,46910$3,171$13,764,4522USA Films
5Space Cowboys$2,515,232-25%2,461-146$1,022$81,541,6867Warner Bros.
6The Cell$2,448,021-33%2,250-226$1,088$33,293,5985New Line
7What Lies Beneath$2,406,699-13%2,007-159$1,199$145,576,6689DreamWorks
8Scary Movie$2,039,085923%1,9971624$1,021$149,695,81211Miramax / Dimension
9The Art of War$1,553,230-37%1,705-665$911$14,440,5894Warner Bros.
10The Original Kings of Comedy$1,537,461-35%1,04043$1,478$33,011,1305Paramount