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, Aug. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$2,905,176-18%3,3190$875$46,869,1011Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$1,805,580-16%3,508-354$515$477,155,7255Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,271,605-19%3,003-69$423$67,151,6972Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$1,080,217-6%2,771-260$390$119,170,2725Universal
5Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,079,189-19%3,452--$313$18,394,6701Warner Bros.
6Mirrors$906,955-20%2,664--$340$14,369,0891Fox
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$838,872-17%2,603-104$322$34,744,2252Warner Bros.
8The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$807,265-19%3,363-415$240$88,969,7643Universal
9Step Brothers$609,606-16%2,369-615$257$92,714,5744Sony / Columbia
10The Rocker$577,147--2,627--$220$577,1470Fox