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, Dec. 19 - Sun, Dec. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$72,630,038--3,703--$19,614$124,100,0861New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$11,527,932--2,677--$4,306$11,527,9321Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$11,415,718-29%2,6770$4,264$33,428,8362Sony / Columbia
4The Last Samurai$7,769,677-45%2,93830$2,645$59,488,7013Warner Bros.
5Elf$5,502,635-9%2,451-425$2,245$154,833,4847New Line
6Stuck on You$5,284,258-44%3,0074$1,757$16,983,6382Fox
7Bad Santa$5,102,135-15%2,225-315$2,293$42,920,8014Miramax / Dimension
8The Haunted Mansion$3,927,507-36%2,414-587$1,627$58,802,5304Disney
9Love Don't Cost a Thing$3,749,612-41%1,8440$2,033$11,191,2522Warner Bros.
10Honey (2003)$2,709,349-44%1,824-148$1,485$23,599,5583Universal