'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, Jul. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

1Eyes Wide Shut$21,706,163--2,411--$9,003$21,706,1631Warner Bros.
2American Pie$13,559,650-28%2,51810$5,385$45,523,6002Universal
3Lake Placid$10,974,145--2,096--$5,236$10,974,1451Fox
4Big Daddy$10,416,407-35%3,2540$3,201$87,996,6044Sony / Columbia
5Wild Wild West$10,062,781-40%3,3420$3,011$94,075,6003Warner Bros.
6The Wood$8,515,223--1,191--$7,150$8,515,2231Paramount
7Tarzan (1999)$7,535,288-30%2,838-293$2,655$90,678,9245Disney
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$5,647,613-25%1,850-597$3,053$395,204,6989Fox
9The General's Daughter$5,202,549-34%2,258-452$2,304$61,349,2195Paramount
10Muppets from Space$4,826,049--2,265--$2,131$6,686,1351Sony / Columbia