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 Thu, Nov. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$3,174,427-13%3,404--$933$81,720,7611Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,037,056-2%3,6830$282$67,562,3852Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$413,501-8%2,45310$169$24,850,7632Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$343,551-4%3,037-444$113$68,638,9263Sony / Columbia
5Law Abiding Citizen$269,422-13%2,071-403$130$68,409,0535Overture
6The Fourth Kind$252,779-9%2,5303$100$21,613,8462Universal
7Paranormal Activity$221,400-7%2,712154$82$104,678,0135Paramount
8Couples Retreat$213,613-19%2,509-348$85$103,051,0456Universal
9The Box$182,322-14%2,6350$69$14,009,6892Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$127,277-4%2,090-666$61$73,983,3535Warner Bros.