'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. 10 - Sun, May. 12

Wide (1000+)

1F/X 2$5,455,058--1,499--$3,639$5,455,0581Orion
2Switch (1991)$3,770,991--1,013--$3,723$3,770,9911Warner Bros.
4One Good Cop$2,090,852-38%1,454101$1,438$5,451,1292Disney
5The Silence of the Lambs$1,964,271-23%1,574-45$1,248$74,633,12513Orion
6Out for Justice$1,704,187-38%1,554-237$1,097$26,023,7845Warner Bros.
7A Kiss Before Dying$1,677,410-45%1,5464$1,085$9,094,1553Universal
8Toy Soldiers$1,659,476-45%1,3584$1,222$8,847,6563TriStar
9Dances with Wolves$1,436,476-22%1,358-120$1,058$122,505,93225Orion
10Mortal Thoughts$1,210,013-40%1,1966$1,012$12,522,4824Columbia