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, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$15,016,182--1,981--$7,580$15,016,1821DreamWorks
2Sweet Home Alabama$9,559,443-33%3,282-31$2,913$98,470,7314Disney
3Red Dragon$8,761,287-50%3,307-56$2,649$77,807,7963Universal
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$7,145,309-15%2,014-2$3,548$155,877,99827IFC Films
5Brown Sugar$5,213,344-51%1,3786$3,783$18,499,7512Fox Searchlight
6The Transporter$5,083,323-44%2,61037$1,948$17,190,6912Fox
7Abandon$5,065,312--2,341--$2,164$5,065,3121Paramount
8The Tuxedo$4,122,809-41%2,424-561$1,701$43,151,8314DreamWorks
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$3,906,2237%1,581407$2,471$16,026,5253Artisan
10Tuck Everlasting$3,760,283-29%1,448263$2,597$10,583,2662Disney