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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$22,005,356-30%3,948-122$5,574$118,723,9763DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$12,216,893-40%2,76497$4,420$37,819,1722Universal
3Team America: World Police$12,119,371--2,539--$4,773$12,119,3711Paramount
4Shall We Dance (2004)$11,783,467--1,772--$6,650$11,783,4671Miramax
5Ladder 49$8,503,176-35%3,255-6$2,612$53,747,2753Disney
6Taxi (2004)$7,890,769-34%3,0010$2,629$23,889,0742Fox
7The Forgotten$6,008,725-21%2,768-213$2,171$57,166,5174Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$2,757,809-31%2,5210$1,094$7,906,4342New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,218,955-48%1,208-535$1,009$35,899,6105Paramount