'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, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

Wide (1000+)

2XXX$13,259,593-40%3,517129$3,770$106,267,0793Sony / Columbia
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$7,588,474-34%3,3070$2,295$58,928,8243Miramax / Dimension
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$7,263,28027%1,329265$5,465$50,214,30619IFC Films
5Blue Crush$6,541,792-54%3,01513$2,170$26,489,1322Universal
6Serving Sara$5,756,404--2,154--$2,672$5,756,4041Paramount
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$5,542,651-37%2,805-308$1,976$193,396,6625New Line
9Simone$3,813,316--1,920--$1,986$3,813,3161New Line
10Blood Work$2,840,507-41%2,203-322$1,289$20,209,4753Warner Bros.