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||Fri, Dec. 31 2004||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Meet the Fockers||$12,140,356||0%||3,524||6||$3,445||$132,860,554||2||Universal|
|2||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||$4,727,819||-6%||3,623||1||$1,305||$84,756,024||3||Paramount|
|3||The Aviator (2004)||$3,912,830||47%||1,796||1755||$2,179||$24,094,711||2||Miramax|
|5||Ocean's Twelve||$2,843,053||3%||3,290||0||$864||$100,420,173||4||Warner Bros.|
|7||The Polar Express||$2,118,064||-9%||2,618||-84||$809||$151,633,637||8||Warner Bros.|
|8||Spanglish||$1,668,267||-9%||2,489||51||$670||$26,487,630||3||Sony / Columbia|
|10||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||$990,512||-24%||1,105||1103||$896||$11,360,521||4||Disney|