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, Aug. 3 - Sun, Aug. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 2$67,408,222--3,118--$21,619$67,408,2221New Line
2Planet of the Apes (2001)$27,535,697-60%3,53030$7,800$123,740,5982Fox
3The Princess Diaries$22,862,269--2,537--$9,012$22,862,2691Disney
4Jurassic Park III$12,271,822-46%3,46223$3,545$147,020,5973Universal
5America's Sweethearts$8,038,495-48%3,0110$2,670$74,674,5303Sony / Columbia
6Original Sin$6,402,741--2,194--$2,918$6,402,7411MGM
7Legally Blonde$5,851,309-35%2,536-189$2,307$46,337,7994MGM
8The Score$4,863,222-31%2,2110$2,200$57,173,2424Paramount
9Dr. Dolittle 2$2,272,622-51%1,681-507$1,352$46,116,1297Fox
10Cats & Dogs$2,211,445-52%2,122-694$1,042$50,881,7735Warner Bros.