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||Tue, Feb. 2 2010||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|2||Edge of Darkness||$1,384,330||5%||3,066||--||$452||$19,917,124||1||Warner Bros.|
|3||When in Rome||$872,247||12%||2,456||--||$355||$14,001,722||1||Disney|
|4||The Book of Eli||$729,129||-2%||3,075||-36||$237||$75,985,107||3||Warner Bros.|
|5||Legion||$592,794||-5%||2,476||0||$239||$30,241,387||2||Sony / Screen Gems|
|6||The Tooth Fairy||$456,290||-13%||3,345||1||$136||$27,087,936||2||Fox|
|8||Sherlock Holmes||$345,533||2%||2,250||-420||$154||$198,286,107||6||Warner Bros.|
|9||The Lovely Bones||$332,988||8%||2,638||67||$126||$38,646,759||8||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|10||Up in the Air||$290,659||44%||1,430||-277||$203||$73,777,433||9||Paramount|