'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, Apr. 8 - Sun, Apr. 10

Wide (1000+)

1D2: The Mighty Ducks$5,513,111-12%2,2238$2,480$22,146,4323Disney
2Major League II$5,111,384-27%2,1670$2,359$12,152,1612Warner Bros.
3The Paper$4,541,575-19%1,55814$2,915$17,327,4424Universal
4The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult$4,051,534-24%2,262-121$1,791$30,610,0214Paramount
6Schindler's List$3,209,392-16%1,3897$2,311$79,682,11717Universal
7Thumbelina$2,233,266-4%1,5020$1,487$4,552,0882Warner Bros.
9Mrs. Doubtfire$1,699,9651%1,084-66$1,568$145,900,15220Fox
10Guarding Tess$1,241,016-32%1,162-283$1,068$18,312,5795TriStar