'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, Jun. 7 - Sun, Jun. 9

Wide (1000+)

1City Slickers$13,032,121--1,992--$6,542$13,032,1211Columbia
3What About Bob?$4,858,284-24%1,805143$2,692$31,729,9864Disney
5Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead$4,233,415--1,802--$2,349$4,233,4151Warner Bros.
6Thelma and Louise$3,020,516-27%1,1800$2,560$13,282,4123MGM
7Only the Lonely$2,084,839-42%1,548-5$1,347$11,702,1053Fox
8Hudson Hawk$1,471,725-53%1,899-173$775$11,693,6253TriStar