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, Jan. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stomp the Yard$12,286,706-44%2,0510$5,991$40,550,9972Sony / Screen Gems
2Night at the Museum$12,011,812-30%3,483-129$3,449$204,855,5425Fox
3Dreamgirls$8,009,389-4%2,214307$3,618$77,419,7164Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hitcher (2007)$7,818,239--2,831--$2,762$7,818,2391Rogue
5The Pursuit of Happyness$6,310,502-29%3,066-103$2,058$146,120,5416Sony / Columbia
6Freedom Writers$5,205,997-29%2,286107$2,277$26,522,9743Paramount
7Children of Men$3,711,141-42%1,52416$2,435$27,492,3633Universal
8The Queen$3,400,061205%1,5861242$2,144$35,495,37217Miramax
9Arthur and the Invisibles$3,081,458-28%2,2481$1,371$9,270,2594MGM (Weinstein)
10Alpha Dog$2,990,600-53%1,2923$2,315$11,785,5902Universal