'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, Mar. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$5,401,859-38%3,143--$1,719$20,213,1281Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$3,057,725-36%2,225--$1,374$12,232,1701Miramax
3Return to Never Land$2,417,315-23%2,618-8$923$35,683,8263Disney
4John Q.$2,213,327-43%2,456-49$901$51,655,7723New Line
6Queen of the Damned$1,646,523-35%2,5110$656$23,917,6362Warner Bros.
7Big Fat Liar$1,595,219-31%2,232-205$715$39,031,9184Universal
8A Beautiful Mind$1,235,691-43%1,962-107$630$138,934,5439Universal
9Crossroads (2002)$1,036,002-43%2,301-80$450$31,204,8483Paramount
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,023,038-33%1,303-207$785$287,571,44811New Line