'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. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Back to the Future$10,315,803-2%1,4383$7,174$50,231,5573Universal
2E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1985 re-issue)$8,807,023--1,684--$5,230$8,807,0231Universal
3Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$5,371,490-26%1,4751$3,642$12,655,2042Warner Bros.
6Rambo: First Blood Part II$3,350,298-23%1,385-289$2,419$119,969,0849TriStar
7The Man with One Red Shoe$3,139,015--1,044--$3,007$3,139,0151Fox
8Pale Rider$2,772,900-31%1,401-287$1,979$22,941,6884Warner Bros.
10The Goonies$1,626,113-26%1,048-177$1,552$36,084,5177Warner Bros.