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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Oct. 21 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 21 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,032,785-8%1,963--$526$15,607,3881Fox
2Double Jeopardy$742,609-2%2,93623$253$83,070,9424Paramount
3The Story of Us$638,240-8%2,164--$295$12,411,7951Universal
4American Beauty$573,502-7%1,350124$425$43,273,2545DreamWorks
5Three Kings$511,603-8%2,942--$174$29,967,4583Warner Bros.
6The Sixth Sense$420,2663%2,682-102$157$250,375,04511Disney
7Random Hearts$398,638-11%2,6970$148$24,210,5492Sony / Columbia
8Superstar$270,14213%2,01673$134$17,313,5912Paramount
9Blue Streak$231,1025%2,353--$98$46,381,8185Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$123,52029%2,088--$59$11,247,4863Fox