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 Tue, Mar. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$2,563,64110%2,848--$900$33,024,4141Universal
2Mission to Mars$810,9743%3,0606$265$42,225,3092Disney
3American Beauty$391,38025%1,661139$236$97,006,97527DreamWorks
4The Ninth Gate$349,05811%1,65771$211$13,399,3942Artisan
5My Dog Skip$332,569-13%2,3310$143$21,985,23010Warner Bros.
6Pitch Black$154,46213%1,384-346$112$35,833,0605USA Films
7The Tigger Movie$133,2992%1,701-392$78$41,858,0006Disney
8Reindeer Games$131,97916%1,701-412$78$20,990,7854Miramax / Dimension
9Snow Day$121,244-8%2,387-285$51$56,256,9396Paramount
10Wonder Boys$114,44317%1,458-51$78$14,288,6774Paramount