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'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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casper$16,842,047--2,714--$6,206$16,842,0471Universal
2Die Hard: With A Vengeance$15,136,469-32%2,5250$5,995$37,298,7142Fox
3Crimson Tide$10,208,389-12%2,51476$4,061$40,368,5753Disney
4Braveheart$9,938,276--2,035--$4,884$9,938,2761Paramount
5Forget Paris$7,708,15233%1,609540$4,791$13,520,8082Sony / Columbia
6Johnny Mnemonic$7,420,808--2,030--$3,656$7,420,8081Sony / TriStar
7Mad Love (1995)$6,820,171--1,500--$4,547$6,820,1711Disney
8While You Were Sleeping$5,764,37628%1,713-373$3,365$45,064,0726Disney
9French Kiss$3,446,180-10%1,412-342$2,441$22,906,5014Fox
10A Little Princess$2,610,58328%1,3420$1,945$4,677,9773Warner Bros.