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. 4 - Sun, Mar. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$30,552,341--3,131--$9,758$30,552,3411Disney
2Be Cool$23,450,631--3,216--$7,292$23,450,6311MGM
3Hitch$12,117,727-41%3,438-133$3,525$138,005,0824Sony / Columbia
4Diary of a Mad Black Woman$11,026,571-50%1,703220$6,475$37,077,4392Lionsgate
5Million Dollar Baby$8,135,25011%2,350225$3,462$76,609,93212Warner Bros.
6Constantine$6,127,024-49%2,758-248$2,222$60,654,1613Warner Bros.
7Cursed$3,867,052-60%2,8050$1,379$15,283,8442Miramax / Dimension
8Man of the House (2005)$3,506,357-61%2,4220$1,448$13,981,1852Sony / Columbia
9Because of Winn-Dixie$3,200,217-53%2,506-682$1,277$26,778,4073Fox
10The Jacket$2,723,850--1,331--$2,046$2,723,8501Warner Independent