'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, Sep. 10 - Sun, Sep. 12

Wide (1000+)

2The Sixth Sense$16,511,464-28%2,7827$5,935$197,025,1456Disney
3Stir of Echoes$5,811,664--1,888--$3,078$5,811,6641Artisan
4Runaway Bride$3,833,803-55%2,773-332$1,383$140,219,9437Paramount
6The 13th Warrior$3,027,182-54%2,283-30$1,326$26,466,9453Disney
7The Thomas Crown Affair$2,700,191-43%1,849-128$1,460$61,032,9156MGM
8Mickey Blue Eyes$2,211,309-60%1,975-255$1,120$30,422,1704Warner Bros.
9Chill Factor$1,938,864-67%2,5580$758$3,220,2032Warner Bros.
10The Blair Witch Project$1,631,535-51%1,937-360$842$85,388,6277Artisan