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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$50,306,217-27%3,422-39$14,701$431,207,3804Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$16,585,327-55%3,6260$4,574$165,153,0933Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$16,566,489-53%3,641-106$4,550$178,606,7963Fox
4Daybreakers$15,146,692--2,523--$6,003$15,146,6921Lionsgate
5It's Complicated$11,007,875-41%2,95558$3,725$76,370,5403Universal
6Leap Year (2010)$9,202,815--2,511--$3,665$9,202,8151Universal
7The Blind Side$7,531,467-37%2,880-46$2,615$218,818,3998Warner Bros.
8Up in the Air$7,159,294-33%2,218323$3,228$54,812,6996Paramount
9Youth in Revolt$6,888,334--1,873--$3,678$6,888,3341The Weinstein Company
10The Princess and the Frog$4,651,156-53%2,620-708$1,775$92,581,5055Disney