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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 28 - Sun, Dec. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$32,500,000-12%4,1000$7,927$222,200,8143Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$29,000,000--3,010--$9,635$62,320,2651Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$28,600,000--2,814--$10,163$68,038,4251Universal
4Parental Guidance$14,800,000--3,367--$4,396$29,588,6921Fox
5Jack Reacher$13,800,000-9%3,3520$4,117$44,353,1582Paramount
6This is 40$12,800,00011%2,9141$4,393$36,730,2902Universal
7Lincoln$7,500,00036%1,966-327$3,815$132,029,7978Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$6,700,00027%2,4310$2,756$21,110,3562Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$6,600,00038%2,6180$2,521$18,726,4642Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$5,200,000-9%2,055-976$2,530$90,447,1306Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$4,600,000-5%1,637-728$2,810$289,627,3788Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$3,700,000-8%1,178-572$3,141$84,570,1846Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$4,100,000130%745374$5,503$27,350,7227Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

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