'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Ghostbusters (1984)$11,137,0690%1,4695$7,581$99,652,5005Columbia
2Gremlins$8,618,360-4%1,5110$5,704$55,523,3655Warner Bros.
3Cannonball Run II$5,429,330-35%1,84567$2,943$13,753,2782Warner Bros.
4Bachelor Party$5,222,55914%1,276195$4,093$9,796,0892Fox
5Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$5,106,489-11%1,311-235$3,895$98,403,1797Paramount
6Conan the Destroyer$4,695,352-33%1,249132$3,759$11,654,2242Universal
7Star Trek III: The Search for Spock$2,601,086-16%1,042-41$2,496$43,438,2746Paramount