'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 Fri, Aug. 27 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$5,808,710120%2,76395$2,102$124,112,5224Disney
2The 13th Warrior$3,381,855--2,306--$1,467$3,381,8551Disney
3Runaway Bride$2,115,444109%3,090-150$685$119,652,4595Paramount
5Mickey Blue Eyes$1,752,79580%2,5730$681$16,061,3802Warner Bros.
6The Thomas Crown Affair$1,333,76684%2,095-332$637$46,188,7604MGM
7The Muse$1,178,204--1,263--$933$1,178,2041October
8Inspector Gadget$617,97620%1,709-435$362$85,150,0966Disney