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.
|#||Title||Thu, May. 31 2001||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|3||The Mummy Returns||$872,360||2%||3,553||101||$246||$173,427,459||4||Universal|
|4||A Knight's Tale||$554,557||7%||2,964||-16||$187||$11,827,759||3||Sony / Columbia|
|5||Angel Eyes||$403,956||-1%||2,407||32||$168||$5,672,692||2||Warner Bros.|
|6||Bridget Jones's Diary||$312,593||-2%||1,741||-401||$180||$17,594,013||7||Miramax|
|7||Along Came a Spider||$144,444||5%||1,408||-500||$103||$17,603,275||8||Paramount|