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, Jul. 31 2003||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Spy Kids 3D: Game Over||$3,554,905||0%||3,344||--||$1,063||$49,009,863||1||Miramax / Dimension|
|2||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||$3,395,207||4%||3,416||57||$994||$190,689,202||3||Disney|
|4||Bad Boys II||$2,297,142||1%||3,202||16||$717||$98,611,050||2||Sony / Columbia|
|5||Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life||$2,168,175||0%||3,222||--||$673||$31,260,458||1||Paramount|
|7||The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||$669,279||1%||2,532||-470||$264||$55,687,780||3||Fox|
|9||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||$577,871||1%||2,660||-744||$217||$139,871,418||4||Warner Bros.|
|10||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde||$418,404||0%||2,120||-1085||$197||$83,852,766||4||MGM|