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||Sun, Jul. 5 2009||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||$13,643,916||28%||4,234||0||$3,222||$293,358,906||2||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|2||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||$13,170,361||16%||4,099||--||$3,213||$66,733,081||1||Fox|
|5||The Hangover||$3,964,654||41%||3,070||-455||$1,291||$205,043,574||5||Warner Bros.|
|6||My Sister's Keeper||$1,998,841||49%||2,606||0||$767||$26,519,235||2||Warner Bros.|
|8||Year One||$829,140||49%||2,240||-784||$370||$38,301,567||3||Sony / Columbia|
|9||The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3||$796,320||1%||1,908||-1087||$417||$58,507,871||4||Sony / Columbia|
|10||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||$592,560||3%||1,419||-831||$418||$167,708,047||7||Fox|