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Mortdecai bombs as American Sniper and Boy Next Door soars at Box Office

Universal Pictures’ steamy thriller ‘The Boy Next Door’ opened this week, but Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman just couldn’t topple Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest offering ‘American Sniper’. Also opening this week was the new Johnny Depp comedy ‘Mortdecai,’ which earned less than $5 million in its opening debut in the United States.

Continuing its record-breaking trend for another week, ‘American Sniper’ saw an amazing $64 million-dollar gain this weekend across the country. That brings the film’s domestic total to just over $200 million to-date.

The top-grossing film to open this week was ‘The Boy Next Door,’ coming-in at number two at the box-office with $15 million-dollars across 2,602 locations. The erotic-thriller features Jennifer Lopez as a newly divorced mom that gives in to temptation when a steamy Ryan Guzman moves in next-door. Things go south rather quickly for the couple when Lopez’s character tries to break things up.

At number three this weekend was ‘Paddington,’ the CGI adaptation of the classic children’s book character from The Weinstein Company. The film saw a $12.4 million-dollar gain this weekend in theaters, that film now sits at $40 million domestically.

Dropping to number four this week was the adult-comedy ‘The Wedding Ringer’ from Sony Pictures. The film did earn another $11.6 million-dollars for the studio, earning just under $40 million in its domestic-run.

At the bottom of the top-five was ‘Taken 3’ starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. The film is the latest installment to the 20th Century Fox franchise. The action-thriller did manage to earn another $7.6 million over the weekend, raising the domestic total to $76 million-dollars.

Also opening this week, but completely bombing at the box-office, was the new Johnny Depp film ‘Mortdecai’ from Lionsgate. The film saw a terrible opening weekend, earning only $4.1 million dollars across 2,648 locations. The film was directed by David Koepp, based on a screenplay by Eric Aronson from the Kyril Bonfiglioli novel. Joining Depp on screen was Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.