'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, Dec. 2 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$1,872,942-4%3,2360$579$89,021,7981Disney
2Sleepy Hollow$877,0902%3,0673$286$64,194,8222Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$146,189-7%3,0430$48$78,510,0673Warner Bros.
4Anywhere But Here$120,2051%1,6865$71$15,113,0813Fox
5The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$95,989-2%1,972-175$49$14,058,3853Sony / Columbia
6The Sixth Sense$66,4654%1,017--$65$269,667,11217Disney
7House on Haunted Hill (1999)$44,3142%1,041-766$43$38,767,0685Warner Bros.