'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 Sat, Apr. 8 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 8 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$7,284,76843%3,155--$2,309$12,395,2241Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$4,776,92571%3,00496$1,590$87,395,1164Universal
3The Road to El Dorado$4,034,639110%3,2235$1,252$21,996,4312DreamWorks
4Return to Me$3,454,50145%2,007--$1,721$5,836,8681MGM
5The Skulls$2,802,11728%2,4164$1,160$18,740,0742Universal
6Ready to Rumble$2,189,07519%2,585--$847$4,022,1431Warner Bros.
7Romeo Must Die$2,034,88053%2,289-352$889$44,661,4743Warner Bros.
8High Fidelity$1,856,46632%1,22946$1,511$11,816,3212Disney
9American Beauty$1,627,94475%1,934-56$842$114,394,49530DreamWorks