'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. 27 - Sun, Sep. 29

Wide (1000+)

1The Fisher King$7,067,9082168%1,2141204$5,822$7,379,5702TriStar
2Necessary Roughness$6,513,130--1,695--$3,843$6,513,1301Paramount
3Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare$3,422,098-48%1,8600$1,840$23,015,0013New Line
4Late for Dinner$1,654,176-54%1,0130$1,633$5,261,7212Columbia
5Terminator 2: Judgment Day$1,252,448-39%1,312-280$955$195,575,53913TriStar
6Doc Hollywood$1,143,292-36%1,465-152$780$35,669,4219Warner Bros.
7Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$1,116,435-29%1,177-254$949$105,124,54516Warner Bros.