'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. 26 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 26 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$2,644,857-3%2,668273$991$118,303,8123Disney
2Runaway Bride$1,013,6791%3,24028$313$117,537,0154Paramount
3Mickey Blue Eyes$972,200-3%2,573--$378$14,308,5851Warner Bros.
5The Thomas Crown Affair$725,9830%2,4270$299$44,854,9943MGM
6Inspector Gadget$516,5895%2,144-447$241$84,532,1205Disney
7Mystery Men$322,529-5%1,954-188$165$25,858,2723Universal
8American Pie$268,514-4%1,118-264$240$95,275,7657Universal
9The Haunting$151,470-5%1,587-652$95$87,415,2145DreamWorks