'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, Jun. 18 - Sun, Jun. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Tarzan (1999)$34,221,968--3,005--$11,388$34,361,6311Disney
2Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$31,406,630-43%3,3142$9,477$116,152,9432New Line
3The General's Daughter$22,332,053--2,856--$7,819$22,332,0531Paramount
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$18,859,592-26%3,019-5$6,247$328,074,9045Fox
5Notting Hill$6,909,063-39%2,7866$2,480$79,746,3394Universal
7The Mummy (1999)$3,206,807-42%2,332-766$1,375$142,007,6537Universal
9The Matrix$1,315,707-36%1,365-542$964$163,869,61312Warner Bros.