'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, May. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$2,276,690-16%2,9435$774$81,133,3682DreamWorks
4The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$203,863-8%3,12574$65$25,055,7373Universal
5Keeping the Faith$155,839-15%1,596-418$98$32,755,5685Disney
6Erin Brockovich$134,263-5%1,491-451$90$118,908,8139Universal
7Love & Basketball$130,007-8%1,047-145$124$22,859,7934New Line
828 Days$115,457-23%1,755-658$66$33,654,1665Sony / Columbia
9Return to Me$102,372-5%1,203-500$85$27,394,6776MGM
10The Road to El Dorado$38,186-6%1,027-501$37$49,268,2597DreamWorks