'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. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Ghost Rider$20,067,412-56%3,6201$5,543$79,028,9452Sony / Columbia
2The Number 23$14,602,867--2,759--$5,293$14,602,8671New Line
3Bridge to Terabithia$14,356,780-36%3,1390$4,574$47,003,5962Disney
4Reno 911!: Miami$10,274,396--2,702--$3,803$10,274,3961Fox
5Norbit$9,824,003-41%3,1457$3,124$74,759,9463Paramount / DreamWorks
6Music and Lyrics$7,652,458-44%2,9550$2,590$31,717,0002Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$4,816,453-57%2,1110$2,282$25,133,7162Lionsgate
9The Astronaut Farmer$4,454,928--2,155--$2,067$4,454,9281Warner Bros.
10Because I Said So$2,758,855-46%1,936-510$1,425$38,269,8074Universal