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. 21 - Sun, Nov. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twilight (2008)$69,638,708--3,419--$20,368$69,638,7081Summit
2Quantum of Solace$26,707,746-60%3,4587$7,723$108,791,4742Sony / Columbia
3Bolt$26,223,801--3,651--$7,183$26,223,8011Disney
4Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$15,660,665-55%4,007-58$3,908$137,107,5673Paramount / DreamWorks
5Role Models$7,324,011-34%2,733-65$2,680$48,129,9183Universal
6Changeling$2,695,046-37%1,739-157$1,550$31,666,4795Universal
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$2,047,523-64%2,361-841$867$86,859,8535Disney
8Zack and Miri Make a Porno$1,606,051-49%1,222-988$1,314$29,254,1114The Weinstein Company
9The Secret Life of Bees$1,266,019-46%1,095-354$1,156$35,643,4156Fox Searchlight