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, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$15,021,905--2,481--$6,055$15,021,9051Fox
2What a Girl Wants$11,434,359--2,964--$3,858$11,434,3591Warner Bros.
3A Man Apart$11,019,224--2,459--$4,481$11,019,2241New Line
4Head of State$8,578,271-36%2,1554$3,981$25,160,8772DreamWorks
5Bringing Down the House$8,317,174-33%2,9100$2,858$111,136,5065Disney
6The Core$6,181,413-49%3,0192$2,048$20,802,2212Paramount
7Basic$5,375,666-53%2,8760$1,869$20,011,5612Sony / Columbia
8Chicago$5,103,406-29%2,395-306$2,131$151,989,58015Miramax
9Agent Cody Banks$3,626,597-44%2,331-455$1,556$40,007,3594MGM
10Piglet's Big Movie$2,800,968-43%2,021-63$1,386$16,749,5933Disney