'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, Jul. 14 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 14 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie$3,260,914-8%2,508--$1,300$28,892,2051Universal
2Wild Wild West$1,755,859-12%3,3420$525$82,265,7102Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$1,059,504-13%2,447-181$433$388,528,5798Fox
4Muppets from Space$1,005,311--2,049--$491$1,005,3110Sony / Columbia
5South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$872,414-7%2,1280$410$37,976,4512Paramount
6Notting Hill$473,604-3%1,579-365$300$104,515,3017Universal
7Summer of Sam$407,749-11%1,5360$265$15,392,7832Disney