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, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$31,000,000-28%3,820160$8,115$170,536,1303Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$17,200,000-33%3,0200$5,695$53,230,2352Sony / Columbia
3Carrie (2013)$17,000,000--3,157--$5,385$17,000,0001Sony / Screen Gems
4Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$10,000,000-27%3,602-272$2,776$93,036,7684Sony / Columbia
5Escape Plan$9,500,000--2,883--$3,295$9,500,0001Lionsgate / Summit
6Prisoners$2,100,000-42%2,160-695$972$57,294,1585Warner Bros.
7The Fifth Estate$1,700,000--1,769--$961$1,700,0001Disney / DreamWorks
8Runner Runner$1,650,000-56%2,011-1015$820$17,561,3183Fox
9Insidious: Chapter 2$1,500,000-45%1,665-491$901$80,890,2416FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enough Said$1,800,000-6%757151$2,378$10,787,4475Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
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