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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$71,417,513-38%3,6150$19,756$223,040,0072Sony / Columbia
2Unfaithful$14,065,208--2,617--$5,375$14,118,1951Fox
3The New Guy$9,008,118--2,687--$3,352$9,008,1181Sony / Columbia
4The Scorpion King$4,924,385-46%3,219-247$1,530$80,935,6964Universal
5Changing Lanes$3,815,035-29%2,510-132$1,520$57,316,5315Paramount
6The Rookie (2002)$2,626,401-16%2,117-234$1,241$68,233,8967Disney
7Murder by Numbers$2,425,872-33%2,116-449$1,146$27,461,3834Warner Bros.
8Ice Age$1,575,590-33%1,724-413$914$171,020,4539Fox
9Panic Room$1,505,485-28%1,350-477$1,115$95,541,2687Sony / Columbia
10Life or Something Like It$1,409,657-56%1,866-741$755$13,202,5643Fox