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.
|Month||Total Gross||% of year||Avg.||Top movie||Gross||% of total|
|January||$755,340,000||7%||4,841,923||The Green Hornet||$79,116,896||10%|
|February||$659,530,000||6%||3,812,312||Just Go With It||$79,457,552||12%|
|May||$1,036,500,000||10%||5,370,466||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||$166,774,780||16%|
|June||$1,005,490,000||10%||5,914,647||X-Men: First Class||$135,711,727||13%|
|July||$1,398,360,000||14%||7,558,703||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||$318,511,602||23%|
|August||$897,330,000||9%||4,601,692||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||$151,459,484||17%|
|September||$604,160,000||6%||2,615,411||The Lion King 3D||$71,891,486||12%|
|October||$612,520,000||6%||3,002,549||Paranormal Activity 3||$83,450,755||14%|
|November||$860,280,000||8%||4,366,904||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1||$228,151,826||27%|
|December||$882,020,000||9%||5,378,171||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||$124,051,629||14%|