'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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Curly Sue$4,203,421-15%1,6340$2,572$19,457,5804Warner Bros.
2All I Want for Christmas$3,336,175-8%1,5070$2,214$6,981,8952Paramount
3The People Under the Stairs$3,014,320-32%1,838-12$1,640$12,939,8183Universal
4Little Man Tate$2,155,044-30%1,01211$2,129$13,879,2256Orion
5Billy Bathgate$1,885,771-50%1,1773$1,602$9,683,3223Disney
6Other People's Money$1,837,765-30%1,2490$1,471$16,717,2115Warner Bros.
7Highlander 2: The Quickening$1,581,527-43%1,00915$1,567$9,622,1453Interstar
8House Party 2$1,281,205-39%1,082-103$1,184$13,074,3834New Line