'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. 31 - Sun, Aug. 2

Wide (1000+)

1The Living Daylights$11,051,284--1,728--$6,395$11,051,2841MGM/UA
2The Lost Boys$5,236,318--1,027--$5,099$5,236,3181Warner Bros.
3La Bamba$5,187,778-8%1,249-2$4,154$10,839,7682Columbia
4RoboCop (1987)$4,749,533-25%1,60116$2,967$19,090,9703Orion
5Summer School$4,621,229-23%1,3660$3,383$10,633,5032Paramount
6Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$3,619,505-40%1,684-45$2,149$17,183,6263Disney
7Superman IV: The Quest for Peace$2,891,836-49%1,5110$1,914$8,574,9582Warner Bros.
9Jaws: The Revenge$1,711,900-52%1,292-319$1,325$12,427,9903Universal