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, May. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$2,256,915-1%2,9435$767$83,390,2832DreamWorks
2U-571$479,9653%2,820119$170$59,763,7984Universal
3The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$234,19915%3,12574$75$25,289,9363Universal
4Screwed$211,268-4%1,759--$120$4,290,6491Universal
5Keeping the Faith$156,1130%1,596-418$98$32,911,6815Disney
6Rules of Engagement$151,7052%1,618-643$94$53,726,9186Paramount
7Erin Brockovich$141,7106%1,491-451$95$119,050,5239Universal
8Love & Basketball$138,3116%1,047-145$132$22,998,1044New Line
928 Days$117,3772%1,755-658$67$33,771,5435Sony / Columbia
10Return to Me$103,2501%1,203-500$86$27,497,9276MGM