'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, Feb. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Queen of the Damned$3,306,976-41%2,511--$1,317$14,757,5671Warner Bros.
2John Q.$2,910,862-50%2,50539$1,162$40,090,3882New Line
3Return to Never Land$2,712,147-36%2,62621$1,033$27,263,5482Disney
5Big Fat Liar$1,681,785-44%2,437-97$690$33,235,2833Universal
6Crossroads (2002)$1,603,432-49%2,3811$673$26,179,8342Paramount
7A Beautiful Mind$1,158,565-57%2,069-12$560$132,691,9008Universal
8Hart's War$1,040,817-49%2,4590$423$15,005,5202MGM
9Super Troopers$1,025,310-39%1,80525$568$12,477,6852Fox Searchlight
10Collateral Damage$1,020,266-43%2,410-414$423$34,603,4783Warner Bros.