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.
1Silent Hill$20,151,766--2,926--$6,887$20,151,7661Sony / Columbia
2Scary Movie 4$16,815,721-58%3,67472$4,577$67,477,3232Weinstein / Dimension
3The Sentinel$14,366,654--2,819--$5,096$14,366,6541Fox
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$13,284,115-34%3,540-333$3,753$168,345,9594Fox
5The Wild$8,332,922-14%2,8540$2,920$22,240,7932Disney
6The Benchwarmers$7,255,149-27%3,094-188$2,345$47,099,4403Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$4,176,517-38%2,413-596$1,731$29,487,4503New Line
8Inside Man$3,748,297-42%2,021-456$1,855$81,316,7275Universal
9American Dreamz$3,668,519--1,500--$2,446$3,668,5191Universal
10Thank You for Smoking$2,781,052-38%1,0205$2,727$15,779,6536Fox Searchlight