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. 2 - Sun, Apr. 4

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$23,172,054--3,028--$7,653$23,172,0541Sony / Columbia
2Walking Tall$15,501,263--2,836--$5,466$15,501,2631MGM
3Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$14,788,245-50%3,3120$4,465$49,748,5122Warner Bros.
4Home on the Range$13,879,708--3,047--$4,555$13,879,7081Disney
5The Passion of the Christ$10,606,042-16%3,408194$3,112$330,860,1576Newmarket
6The Prince and Me$9,405,731--2,682--$3,507$9,405,7311Paramount
7The Ladykillers$7,090,139-44%1,5874$4,468$23,485,3352Disney
8Jersey Girl$5,124,554-38%1,821301$2,814$15,829,6242Miramax
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)$4,583,656-57%2,357-391$1,945$51,756,5403Universal
10Taking Lives$3,494,083-47%2,010-695$1,738$27,475,1643Warner Bros.