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, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$16,500,000-33%3,110177$5,305$51,756,8132Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$13,300,000-26%3,445120$3,861$91,540,1993Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$9,500,000--1,549--$6,133$9,500,0001Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$9,200,000--3,118--$2,951$13,951,4021Sony / Screen Gems
5Planes$8,700,000-35%3,378-338$2,575$59,724,6953Disney
6You're Next$7,800,000--2,437--$3,201$7,800,0001Lionsgate
7Elysium$7,200,000-47%2,913-371$2,472$69,153,9383Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$5,000,000-43%2,730-350$1,832$48,146,4533Fox
9Blue Jasmine$4,200,00083%1,2371008$3,395$14,698,8025Sony Pictures Classics
10Kick-Ass 2$4,100,000-69%2,9455$1,392$22,253,1352Universal
112 Guns$3,300,000-43%1,841-630$1,793$65,294,1704Universal
12Jobs$3,000,000-55%2,3810$1,260$12,143,2872Open Road
13The Smurfs 2$2,700,000-43%1,852-497$1,458$62,516,1184Sony / Columbia
14Despicable Me 2$2,600,000-33%1,402-416$1,854$350,700,4208Universal
15The Wolverine$2,500,000-45%1,449-609$1,725$125,095,6765Fox

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