'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, Apr. 9 - Sun, Apr. 11

Wide (1000+)

1The Passion of the Christ$15,217,73043%3,240-168$4,697$353,010,0307Newmarket
2Hellboy$10,824,968-53%3,04315$3,557$40,827,8772Sony / Columbia
3Johnson Family Vacation$9,375,669--1,317--$7,119$11,814,8521Fox Searchlight
4The Alamo (2004)$9,123,893--2,609--$3,497$9,123,8931Disney
5Walking Tall$8,440,719-46%2,8360$2,976$28,954,6672MGM
6Home on the Range$8,105,126-42%3,05811$2,650$27,416,7482Disney
7Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$8,016,970-46%3,130-182$2,561$62,881,6343Warner Bros.
8The Whole Ten Yards$6,686,357--2,654--$2,519$6,686,3571Warner Bros.
9Ella Enchanted$6,169,030--1,931--$3,195$6,169,0301Miramax
10The Girl Next Door$6,003,281--2,148--$2,795$6,003,2811Fox