'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. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

Wide (1000+)

2The Karate Kid Part II$4,965,149-11%1,6108$3,084$45,002,7046Columbia
3Ruthless People$4,585,3741%1,1140$4,116$25,101,5255Disney
4Top Gun$3,817,026-6%1,351-33$2,825$67,107,65611Paramount
5Back to School$3,597,674-15%1,434-213$2,509$41,723,7197Orion
6Maximum Overdrive$3,205,644--1,198--$2,676$3,205,6441DEG
7Haunted Honeymoon$2,768,003--1,046--$2,646$2,768,0031Orion
8Ferris Bueller's Day Off$2,412,136-11%1,114-102$2,165$28,370,9047Paramount
9Out of Bounds$2,144,764--1,207--$1,777$2,144,7641Columbia
10The Great Mouse Detective$1,806,521-17%1,086-79$1,663$10,649,2174Disney