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. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$53,248,063-36%3,170127$16,797$213,890,4422Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$28,103,605--3,185--$8,824$28,103,6051Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$18,829,234--3,063--$6,147$18,829,2341Disney
450 First Dates$7,637,041-39%3,040-410$2,512$99,350,9474Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$5,126,747-42%2,7041$1,896$16,483,9652Paramount
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$4,044,714-36%2,180-323$1,855$21,801,6503Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,037,83840%1,903791$1,596$368,215,29112New Line
8Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$2,962,008-49%2,0420$1,451$10,153,4842Lions Gate
9Miracle$2,542,468-43%1,654-568$1,537$59,824,6655Disney
10Monster$2,123,3876%1,082114$1,962$29,959,71611Newmarket