'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, Oct. 20 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 20 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,121,691-9%1,963--$571$14,574,6031Fox
2Double Jeopardy$761,457-5%2,93623$259$82,328,3334Paramount
3The Story of Us$692,126-7%2,164--$320$11,773,5551Universal
4American Beauty$614,2974%1,350124$455$42,699,7525DreamWorks
5Three Kings$553,8491%2,942--$188$29,455,8553Warner Bros.
6Random Hearts$448,877-3%2,6970$166$23,811,9112Sony / Columbia
7The Sixth Sense$408,0801%2,682-102$152$249,954,77911Disney
9Blue Streak$219,194-2%2,353--$93$46,150,7165Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$95,958-6%2,088--$46$11,123,9663Fox