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'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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rain Man$5,537,16584%1,58139$3,502$88,711,59816MGM/UA
2Fletch Lives$4,276,130-24%1,511-1$2,830$17,969,2103Universal
3The Rescuers (1989 re-issue)$2,846,003-9%1,4820$1,920$9,596,5093Disney
4Lean on Me$2,290,174-20%1,071-13$2,138$18,381,3735Warner Bros.
5Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$1,973,375-6%1,313-7$1,503$25,210,9597Orion
6Leviathan (1989)$1,937,141-29%1,307-86$1,482$9,696,8163MGM
7Dead Bang$1,789,884-37%1,070-3$1,673$4,637,5742Warner Bros.
8Chances Are$1,750,825-19%1,187-3$1,475$10,099,4094TriStar