'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, Jul. 10 - Sun, Jul. 12

Wide (1000+)

2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$27,609,197-34%4,1023$6,731$119,681,9322Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$24,213,815-43%4,29359$5,640$339,224,1523Paramount / DreamWorks
4Public Enemies$13,795,089-45%3,3362$4,135$66,224,3172Universal
5The Proposal$10,604,640-18%3,15859$3,358$113,863,5714Disney
6The Hangover$9,932,703-12%3,002-68$3,309$222,450,6086Warner Bros.
7I Love You Beth Cooper$4,919,467--1,858--$2,648$4,919,4671Fox
9My Sister's Keeper$4,294,780-26%2,444-162$1,757$35,917,7113Warner Bros.
10The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,542,773-39%1,116-792$1,382$61,436,5575Sony / Columbia