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, Dec. 9 - Sun, Dec. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$65,555,903--3,616--$18,129$65,555,9031Disney
2Syriana$11,738,3312153%1,7521743$6,700$13,238,6261Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$10,266,517-48%3,728-130$2,754$244,073,8384Warner Bros.
4Walk the Line$5,738,217-40%3,034-126$1,891$76,990,9264Fox
5Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$5,050,790-39%3,2100$1,573$40,817,3343Paramount
6Aeon Flux$4,561,719-64%2,6080$1,749$20,217,5992Paramount
7Just Friends$3,808,637-32%2,464-41$1,546$26,383,4033New Line
8Pride & Prejudice (2005)$2,579,523-41%1,3358$1,932$26,488,2065Focus
9Chicken Little$2,307,625-48%2,326-695$992$127,280,7146Disney
10Rent$2,003,683-55%1,971-466$1,017$26,916,9533Sony / Columbia