'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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

Wide (1000+)

2Good Will Hunting$11,757,48815%1,81932$6,464$26,779,0857Miramax
3Fallen$9,146,119--2,448--$3,736$9,146,1191Warner Bros.
4As Good as It Gets$8,287,781-8%1,753121$4,728$65,091,5204Sony / TriStar
5Hard Rain$8,009,024--2,107--$3,801$8,009,0241Paramount
6Half Baked$7,722,540--1,701--$4,540$7,722,5401Universal
7Wag the Dog$6,472,817-17%1,75287$3,695$15,570,2544New Line
8Tomorrow Never Dies$6,336,656-16%2,427-380$2,611$57,787,4045MGM/UA
10Star Kid$2,958,768--1,041--$2,842$2,958,7681Trimark