'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 Tue, Apr. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
128 Days$1,173,57916%2,523--$465$12,497,3301Sony / Columbia
2Rules of Engagement$1,078,0455%3,19035$338$32,707,4762Paramount
3The Road to El Dorado$965,83911%3,2230$300$34,882,2583DreamWorks
4Keeping the Faith$825,73112%2,152--$384$9,646,2071Disney
5Erin Brockovich$661,99314%3,07066$216$100,564,4495Universal
6Return to Me$502,58810%2,320313$217$16,215,2772MGM
7The Skulls$445,1506%2,409-7$185$26,587,8143Universal
8Ready to Rumble$301,3988%2,5850$117$7,754,7032Warner Bros.
9Romeo Must Die$278,1409%1,824-465$152$48,465,8754Warner Bros.
10High Fidelity$271,1324%1,2290$221$17,418,5283Disney