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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$30,675,057--3,785--$8,104$30,675,0571Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$16,035,177-20%3,10676$5,163$143,642,0344New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$10,968,270-33%3,702-73$2,963$169,426,5164Warner Bros.
4Sky High$9,005,292-38%2,9127$3,092$32,009,9142Disney
5Must Love Dogs$7,357,639-43%2,5050$2,937$26,222,5932Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$7,116,93877%1,8671089$3,812$26,412,4327Warner Independent
7Stealth$5,924,715-55%3,4950$1,695$24,583,7632Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$4,266,731-38%2,339-405$1,824$143,992,7665Fox
9War of the Worlds$3,548,272-35%1,940-384$1,829$224,602,7086Paramount
10The Island (2005)$3,117,126-48%2,138-1000$1,458$30,943,3953DreamWorks