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, May. 1 - Sun, May. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$85,057,400--4,099--$20,751$85,057,4001Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$15,410,977--3,175--$4,854$15,410,9771Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$12,050,994-58%2,5140$4,794$46,853,6242Sony / Screen Gems
417 Again$6,362,628-45%3,2550$1,955$48,507,4623Warner Bros. / New Line
5Monsters vs. Aliens$5,804,042-32%2,626-732$2,210$182,413,1496Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Soloist$5,654,090-42%2,0339$2,781$18,162,9432Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$4,338,995-51%1,8040$2,405$22,002,3712Disneynature
8Hannah Montana: The Movie$4,163,494-35%2,819-412$1,477$70,943,0474Disney
9Fighting$4,010,539-64%2,3123$1,735$17,343,2712Universal / Rogue
10State of Play$3,715,277-46%2,445-362$1,520$30,944,8633Universal