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, Jan. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$3,137,588-2%3,141-144$999$561,678,1916Fox
2The Book of Eli$1,114,175-16%3,1110$358$64,481,1632Warner Bros.
3Legion$954,505-20%2,476--$386$20,929,0291Sony / Screen Gems
4It's Complicated$528,985-8%2,301-369$230$99,823,6105Universal
5Sherlock Holmes$482,467-10%2,670-503$181$192,576,9375Warner Bros.
6The Lovely Bones$478,442-14%2,5718$186$32,780,0187Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Tooth Fairy$442,523-18%3,344--$132$15,642,9541Fox
8Extraordinary Measures$432,705-22%2,545--$170$7,428,8781CBS Films
9Up in the Air$302,983-13%1,707-400$177$70,181,1368Paramount
10The Blind Side$298,088-5%1,932-476$154$234,433,49610Warner Bros.