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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$30,057,871--3,053--$9,845$30,057,8711Sony / Columbia
2Ice Age$18,135,784-40%3,333-12$5,441$116,863,8183Fox
3The Rookie (2002)$16,022,324--2,511--$6,381$16,022,3241Disney
4Blade II$13,022,515-60%2,7070$4,811$54,925,7542New Line
5Clockstoppers$10,110,636--2,540--$3,981$10,110,6361Paramount
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$6,162,764-57%3,0070$2,049$24,294,5772Universal
7Death to Smoochy$4,266,882--2,164--$1,972$4,266,8821Warner Bros.
8We Were Soldiers$3,723,298-35%2,046-813$1,820$66,755,7255Paramount
9Showtime$3,533,402-57%2,321-596$1,522$33,301,4833Warner Bros.
10Resident Evil$2,934,536-56%1,919-609$1,529$34,382,5573Sony / Screen Gems