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||Mon, Feb. 4 2002||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Black Hawk Down||$882,203||-47%||3,143||42||$281||$75,947,108||3||Sony / Columbia|
|2||The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)||$605,624||-62%||2,211||204||$274||$23,976,076||2||Disney|
|3||A Beautiful Mind||$528,132||-64%||2,250||13||$235||$105,033,029||5||Universal|
|4||The Mothman Prophecies||$474,482||-62%||2,331||0||$204||$21,701,966||2||Sony / Screen Gems|
|5||I Am Sam||$417,272||-67%||1,303||35||$320||$17,465,490||6||New Line|
|7||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||$360,060||-71%||2,309||-394||$156||$266,633,926||7||New Line|
|8||A Walk to Remember||$332,641||-79%||2,420||9||$137||$23,658,495||2||Warner Bros.|
|9||Slackers||$241,486||-45%||1,893||--||$128||$3,027,178||1||Sony / Columbia|