'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 Sun, Apr. 2 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 2 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Road to El Dorado$4,147,493-20%3,218--$1,289$12,846,2741DreamWorks
2Erin Brockovich$3,387,470-45%2,90857$1,165$75,812,8303Universal
3The Skulls$2,532,938-43%2,412--$1,050$11,036,8381Universal
4Romeo Must Die$2,439,598-41%2,6410$924$38,847,0342Warner Bros.
5High Fidelity$1,687,620-35%1,183--$1,427$6,431,0901Disney
6American Beauty$1,374,858-45%1,990328$691$110,105,68929DreamWorks
7Mission to Mars$883,244-44%2,505-596$353$54,818,5144Disney
8My Dog Skip$568,886--2,010-321$283$27,520,82912Warner Bros.
9Here on Earth$438,048-57%1,7131$256$8,290,1232Fox
10The Ninth Gate$226,976--1,021-673$222$15,391,6754Artisan