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. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$15,860,62649%1,925906$8,239$51,669,0962Fox Searchlight
2I Am Legend$15,715,377-43%3,64812$4,308$228,054,8454Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$15,545,713-46%3,462-22$4,490$176,279,9664Fox
4One Missed Call$12,511,046--2,240--$5,585$12,511,0461Warner Bros.
5The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$6,229,218-32%2,7775$2,243$30,820,1422Sony / Columbia
6Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$4,483,975-55%2,6176$1,713$37,052,2242Fox
7The Great Debaters$4,251,097-29%1,290119$3,295$22,014,7192MGM / Weinstein
8Enchanted$3,808,064-41%1,932-330$1,971$119,823,9247Disney
9The Golden Compass$2,873,467-39%1,611-324$1,784$65,676,3875New Line