'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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Lethal Weapon$6,289,750-11%1,420164$4,429$20,224,1143Warner Bros.
2Burglar$4,509,754--1,019--$4,426$4,509,7541Warner Bros.
4A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors$3,612,733-28%1,38318$2,612$24,269,8974New Line
6Outrageous Fortune$2,037,085-21%1,082-57$1,883$35,012,5408Disney
7Some Kind of Wonderful$1,894,625-28%1,060-22$1,787$11,115,2334Paramount
8Witchboard$1,674,623-35%1,005-63$1,666$4,352,4666Cinema Group