'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, Sep. 16 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 16 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Sixth Sense$1,104,0202%2,7838$397$201,087,7866Disney
3Stir of Echoes$515,7240%1,888--$273$7,683,5971Artisan
4Runaway Bride$297,1981%2,773-332$107$141,293,5467Paramount
5The 13th Warrior$262,6811%2,283-30$115$27,387,6733Disney
6The Thomas Crown Affair$239,532-10%1,849-128$130$62,021,6596MGM
8Mickey Blue Eyes$174,043-5%1,975-255$88$31,147,0404Warner Bros.
9Outside Providence$121,628-3%1,0522$116$6,059,3262Miramax
10The Muse$97,124-1%1,002-260$97$10,081,3613October