'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, May. 11 - Sun, May. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Pretty Woman$7,594,01311%1,79468$4,233$75,019,5048Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$3,672,384-31%2,267-63$1,620$83,981,3517New Line
3Tales From the Darkside: The Movie$2,946,725-41%1,5350$1,920$7,974,8212Paramount
4The Hunt for Red October$2,208,875-8%1,323-54$1,670$78,379,22211Paramount
5Spaced Invaders$1,987,344-37%1,776-69$1,119$9,614,7883Disney
6The Guardian (1990)$1,829,640-39%1,544-192$1,185$10,415,9003Universal
7Ernest Goes to Jail$816,413-19%1,070-78$763$16,596,9976Disney