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 Wed, Mar. 22 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 22 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Romeo Must Die$4,105,319--2,602--$1,578$4,105,3190Warner Bros.
2Erin Brockovich$2,235,852-13%2,848--$785$35,260,2661Universal
3Mission to Mars$664,969-18%3,0606$217$42,890,2782Disney
4American Beauty$354,299-9%1,661139$213$97,361,27427DreamWorks
5My Dog Skip$337,7832%2,3310$145$22,323,01310Warner Bros.
6The Ninth Gate$243,761-30%1,65771$147$13,643,1552Artisan
7The Tigger Movie$134,9011%1,701-392$79$41,992,9016Disney
8Snow Day$121,6710%2,387-285$51$56,378,6106Paramount
9Pitch Black$109,276-29%1,384-346$79$35,942,3365USA Films
10Reindeer Games$105,613-20%1,701-412$62$21,096,3984Miramax / Dimension