'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, Sep. 8 - Sun, Sep. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Uncle Buck$4,550,887-42%1,824-8$2,495$27,893,3034Universal
3When Harry Met Sally...$3,113,154-36%1,17122$2,659$48,221,9549Columbia
4The Abyss$2,865,779-48%1,498-34$1,913$29,665,1005Fox
5Lethal Weapon 2$2,597,052-44%1,538-75$1,689$90,221,39410Warner Bros.
6Turner & Hooch$2,124,673-45%1,494-42$1,422$40,329,1727Disney
7Batman (1989)$1,885,569-34%1,284-60$1,469$241,089,46712Warner Bros.
8Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$1,308,447-52%1,161-96$1,127$71,910,63312Disney
9Casualties of War$1,157,399-50%1,163-319$995$11,551,8864Columbia