'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, Oct. 28 - Sun, Oct. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Saw II$31,724,172--2,949--$10,758$31,724,1721Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$16,329,725--3,520--$4,639$16,329,7251Sony / Columbia
4Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$6,133,007-33%2,491484$2,462$17,373,9092DreamWorks
5Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$4,301,597-50%2,935-537$1,466$49,697,4714DreamWorks
6The Weather Man$4,247,969--1,510--$2,813$4,247,9691Paramount
8North Country$3,561,147-45%2,5550$1,394$12,111,6092Warner Bros.
9The Fog (2005)$3,108,780-53%2,587-385$1,202$25,313,5553Sony / Columbia