'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 Thu, Aug. 19 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 19 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$3,309,029-2%2,395234$1,382$83,104,2502Disney
3Runaway Bride$1,539,988-2%3,21251$479$104,200,5993Paramount
4The Thomas Crown Affair$1,019,514-3%2,4270$420$34,890,5232MGM
5Inspector Gadget$718,222-3%2,591-271$277$78,190,1394Disney
6Mystery Men$546,691-9%2,1426$255$21,745,0462Universal
7American Pie$352,798-6%1,382-413$255$92,128,4636Universal
8The Haunting$337,512-1%2,239-642$151$85,073,7054DreamWorks