'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, Aug. 4 - Sun, Aug. 6

Wide (1000+)

2Turner & Hooch$8,519,479-30%1,88811$4,512$20,730,5212Disney
3Lethal Weapon 2$8,040,033-23%1,8300$4,393$69,041,1665Warner Bros.
4When Harry Met Sally...$7,308,491-7%1,133306$6,451$25,108,4074Columbia
5Batman (1989)$6,701,511-25%2,072-129$3,234$214,354,7417Warner Bros.
6Lock Up$6,025,520--1,382--$4,360$6,025,5201TriStar
7Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$4,012,184-12%1,436-45$2,794$60,627,3617Disney
8Young Einstein$3,094,581--1,217--$2,543$3,094,5811Warner Bros.
9Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan$2,598,830-58%1,6830$1,544$8,850,1402Paramount
10License to Kill$2,049,095-40%1,108-400$1,849$19,334,6714MGM/UA