'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. 9 - Sun, Sep. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Forrest Gump$6,760,367-30%2,29852$2,942$155,628,19610Paramount
2Natural Born Killers$5,010,094-40%1,9040$2,631$18,363,1023Warner Bros.
3Clear and Present Danger$4,321,189-41%2,202-107$1,962$61,728,9146Paramount
4Trial by Jury$2,855,852--1,401--$2,038$2,855,8521Warner Bros.
5The Mask$2,825,711-57%2,175-341$1,299$70,772,0497New Line
6Milk Money$2,657,168-55%1,3610$1,952$8,503,7012Paramount
7The Next Karate Kid$2,620,484--1,489--$1,760$2,620,4845Columbia
8True Lies$2,153,995-48%1,547-144$1,392$91,434,3259Fox
9The Client$1,832,751-39%1,504-105$1,219$54,913,7468Warner Bros.
10The Lion King$1,805,418-54%1,151-180$1,569$133,898,27912Disney