'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. 22 - Sun, Sep. 24

Wide (1000+)

1Urban Legends: Final Cut$8,505,513--2,539--$3,350$8,505,5131Sony / Columbia
2Almost Famous$6,926,467199%1,1931062$5,806$9,241,1132DreamWorks
3Bring It On$4,275,412-16%2,45730$1,740$55,996,2625Universal
4The Watcher$3,666,099-37%2,77732$1,320$22,759,0103Universal
5Bait$3,365,674-39%2,3520$1,431$8,851,2652Warner Bros.
6Nurse Betty$3,270,176-30%1,49122$2,193$18,320,6483USA Films
7What Lies Beneath$2,192,543-9%1,819-188$1,205$148,431,24910DreamWorks
8Space Cowboys$2,156,506-14%2,170-291$994$83,698,1928Warner Bros.
9Woman on Top$2,008,191--1,085--$1,851$2,008,1911Fox Searchlight
10The Cell$1,604,220-34%1,903-347$843$34,897,8186New Line