'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. 26 - Sun, Dec. 28

Wide (1000+)

2Tomorrow Never Dies$20,480,931-19%2,8070$7,296$45,623,9382MGM/UA
3As Good as It Gets$12,607,619--1,572--$8,020$16,165,8551Sony / TriStar
5Jackie Brown$9,292,248--1,370--$6,783$12,888,4931Miramax
6Scream 2$9,085,992-35%2,67032$3,403$55,933,8993Miramax / Dimension
7An American Werewolf in Paris$7,600,878--1,728--$4,399$10,985,7311Disney
9The Postman$5,260,324--2,207--$2,383$6,815,1381Warner Bros.
10Mr. Magoo$5,233,631--1,857--$2,818$6,471,5441Disney