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.
1Scary Movie 4$40,223,099--3,602--$11,167$40,223,0991Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$20,027,101-41%3,873-96$5,171$147,225,8993Fox
3The Benchwarmers$9,912,581-50%3,2828$3,020$35,881,3772Sony / Columbia
4The Wild$9,684,281--2,854--$3,393$9,684,2811Disney
5Take the Lead$6,783,697-44%3,0090$2,254$22,602,6022New Line
6Inside Man$6,427,746-30%2,477-390$2,595$75,424,8284Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$4,752,940-32%1,9895$2,390$14,296,9622MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$4,490,21494%1,015716$4,424$11,537,7335Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$2,609,074-37%1,950-666$1,338$83,182,4886Paramount
10V for Vendetta$2,223,412-35%1,380-623$1,611$66,043,0865Warner Bros.