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, Nov. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$19,503,291--3,458--$5,640$19,503,2911Disney
2Flushed Away$18,814,432--3,707--$5,075$18,814,4321Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw III$14,805,596-56%3,1670$4,675$59,381,9082Lionsgate
4The Departed$7,722,433-22%2,785-166$2,773$102,006,9375Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$7,505,772-22%2,30524$3,256$39,138,0753Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$4,419,460-30%2,375185$1,861$26,551,6973Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$3,666,351-22%2,388-238$1,535$33,849,7684Universal
8Open Season (2006)$2,970,173-49%2,458-601$1,208$81,255,2356Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$2,701,874-43%2,314-563$1,168$17,603,2403Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$1,633,620-31%1,274-699$1,282$52,284,0376Disney