'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, Feb. 18 - Sun, Feb. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Hitch$31,355,386-27%3,5750$8,771$89,670,0952Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$29,768,569--3,006--$9,903$29,768,5691Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$13,218,723--3,188--$4,146$13,218,7231Fox
4Son of the Mask$9,100,115--2,966--$3,068$9,100,1151New Line
5Million Dollar Baby$8,142,1589%2,10570$3,868$55,653,27110Warner Bros.
6Are We There Yet?$6,283,620-24%2,519-291$2,494$69,292,8535Sony / Columbia
7Boogeyman$6,077,063-41%2,572-480$2,363$41,725,9913Sony / Screen Gems
8The Aviator (2004)$4,924,4495%1,710-486$2,880$88,904,7859Miramax
9The Wedding Date$4,510,085-18%1,566-138$2,880$25,927,3943Universal
10Sideways$4,473,6220%1,300-319$3,441$58,698,58018Fox Searchlight