'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, Mar. 7 - Sun, Mar. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Private Parts$14,616,333--2,138--$6,836$14,616,3331Paramount
2Jungle 2 Jungle$12,812,047--2,316--$5,532$12,812,0471Disney
3The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$8,048,852-39%2,1164$3,804$43,170,6973Fox
4Donnie Brasco$7,831,804-33%1,59390$4,916$19,492,0202Sony / TriStar
5Booty Call$4,060,870-37%1,2720$3,193$10,490,2342Sony / Columbia
6Star Wars: Special Edition$3,894,728-43%2,039-336$1,910$103,337,4776Fox
7Absolute Power$3,712,616-35%2,116-52$1,755$42,075,3624Sony / Columbia
8Dante's Peak$3,224,785-39%2,279-472$1,415$34,109,5705Universal
9Vegas Vacation$2,386,903-48%1,873-197$1,274$13,494,2304Warner Bros.
10Marvin's Room$2,365,877-27%1,1585$2,043$5,720,4176Miramax