'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Dec. 30 1998

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 30 1998LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patch Adams$4,840,972-5%2,712--$1,785$40,301,8441Universal
2Stepmom$4,109,583-6%2,358--$1,743$31,845,4751Sony / TriStar
3You've Got Mail$3,759,160-6%2,75665$1,364$58,910,6462Warner Bros.
4The Prince of Egypt$3,682,454-10%3,218100$1,144$51,723,8412DreamWorks
5A Bug's Life$3,304,468-7%2,456-317$1,345$124,683,6985Disney