'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, Dec. 2 - Sun, Dec. 4

Wide (1000+)

1The Santa Clause$11,390,638-44%2,33364$4,882$68,287,6354Disney
2Star Trek: Generations$5,836,333-56%2,6810$2,177$42,143,0513Paramount
4Interview with the Vampire$5,119,150-57%2,086-518$2,454$70,709,1994Warner Bros.
5A Low Down Dirty Shame$4,766,286-40%1,3790$3,456$12,736,8602Disney
6The Lion King$3,110,403-50%1,55848$1,996$150,408,88424Disney
7Trapped in Paradise$2,744,653--1,286--$2,134$2,744,6531Fox
8The Professional$2,305,878-39%1,2200$1,890$11,378,2763Sony / Columbia
10Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,016,070-47%1,21928$1,654$8,569,4443Fox