'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, Feb. 24 - Sun, Feb. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The 'Burbs$6,024,480-46%1,9564$3,080$17,125,6772Universal
2Rain Man$4,711,275-29%1,5900$2,963$70,293,21811MGM/UA
3Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$4,658,485-24%1,22832$3,794$10,826,1362Orion
4Three Fugitives$2,739,598-40%1,354-20$2,023$24,337,8545Disney
6The Fly II$2,058,775-52%1,310-218$1,572$13,131,2953Fox
7Mississippi Burning$1,530,823-35%1,125-9$1,361$19,449,64712Orion