'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. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Gridiron Gang$14,414,734--3,504--$4,114$14,414,7341Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$10,004,056--2,226--$4,494$10,004,0561Universal
3Everyone's Hero$6,061,817--2,896--$2,093$6,061,8171Fox
4The Covenant$4,776,716-46%2,6810$1,782$15,790,9162Sony / Screen Gems
5The Last Kiss (2006)$4,628,733--1,357--$3,411$4,628,7331Paramount / DreamWorks
6Invincible (2006)$4,113,848-27%2,830-157$1,454$51,117,5884Disney
7The Illusionist (2006)$3,623,916-20%1,43876$2,520$23,133,3555Yari Film Group
8Little Miss Sunshine$3,319,411-22%1,436-124$2,312$46,364,4488Fox Searchlight