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, May. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$6,536,193-13%3,161--$2,068$134,867,5971Fox
2Spider-Man$2,475,448-11%3,6150$685$295,141,2663Sony / Columbia
3Unfaithful$891,576-11%2,6247$340$32,519,1802Fox
4About a Boy$760,738-7%1,207--$630$11,122,5001Universal
5The New Guy$351,644-6%2,6870$131$18,527,8532Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$226,681-4%2,158-352$105$62,221,8826Paramount
7The Scorpion King$191,107-12%2,555-664$75$85,855,9495Universal
8Murder by Numbers$142,8700%1,580-536$90$30,360,1325Warner Bros.
9The Rookie (2002)$113,713-2%1,849-268$61$70,856,8028Disney
10Ice Age$51,808-1%1,184-540$44$172,584,96610Fox