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, Aug. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$18,044,252-45%2,9480$6,121$68,617,0622Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$12,471,728-37%3,679-22$3,390$185,254,2744Universal
3Rush Hour 3$11,706,643-45%3,408-370$3,435$108,477,1853New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$9,891,298--1,714--$5,771$9,891,2981Universal
5WAR$9,820,256--2,277--$4,313$9,820,2561Lionsgate
6The Nanny Diaries$7,480,708--2,629--$2,845$7,480,7081MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$4,318,705-37%2,600-562$1,661$173,355,8785Fox
8Stardust$3,872,708-31%2,339-226$1,656$26,379,0753Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$3,265,384-27%2,016-373$1,620$107,288,1636New Line
10The Invasion$3,093,529-48%2,7760$1,114$11,471,8202Warner Bros.