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.
|1||Scary Movie 4||$40,223,099||--||3,602||--||$11,167||$40,223,099||1||Weinstein / Dimension|
|2||Ice Age: The Meltdown||$20,027,101||-41%||3,873||-96||$5,171||$147,225,899||3||Fox|
|3||The Benchwarmers||$9,912,581||-50%||3,282||8||$3,020||$35,881,377||2||Sony / Columbia|
|5||Take the Lead||$6,783,697||-44%||3,009||0||$2,254||$22,602,602||2||New Line|
|7||Lucky Number Slevin||$4,752,940||-32%||1,989||5||$2,390||$14,296,962||2||MGM / Weinstein|
|8||Thank You for Smoking||$4,490,214||94%||1,015||716||$4,424||$11,537,733||5||Fox Searchlight|
|9||Failure to Launch||$2,609,074||-37%||1,950||-666||$1,338||$83,182,488||6||Paramount|
|10||V for Vendetta||$2,223,412||-35%||1,380||-623||$1,611||$66,043,086||5||Warner Bros.|