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, Jan. 8 2004||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||$1,651,649||-9%||3,703||0||$446||$298,115,320||3||New Line|
|3||Something's Gotta Give||$903,487||-3%||2,808||99||$322||$84,785,010||4||Sony / Columbia|
|4||Cheaper by the Dozen||$745,444||-9%||3,307||0||$225||$89,395,885||2||Fox|
|5||The Last Samurai||$622,359||-4%||2,401||-156||$259||$92,635,265||5||Warner Bros.|
|6||Mona Lisa Smile||$618,267||0%||2,714||37||$228||$52,499,137||3||Sony / Columbia|
|8||Peter Pan (2003)||$324,492||-7%||2,813||0||$115||$35,828,587||2||Universal|
|9||Stuck on You||$165,241||-11%||2,064||-336||$80||$31,499,323||4||Fox|
|10||Bad Santa||$163,857||-4%||1,710||0||$96||$57,646,033||6||Miramax / Dimension|