'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 Fri, Mar. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$13,468,116--3,316--$4,062$13,468,1161Fox
2Resident Evil$6,767,327--2,528--$2,677$6,767,3271Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$5,080,853--2,917--$1,742$5,080,8531Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$3,284,867123%2,95814$1,111$32,425,4332DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$2,496,776162%3,1430$794$47,340,9363Paramount
640 Days and 40 Nights$1,545,417148%2,312-87$668$26,998,6643Miramax
7All About the Benjamins$1,438,285156%1,51914$947$14,128,6212New Line
8John Q.$1,101,320159%2,019-363$545$62,670,8025New Line
9A Beautiful Mind$919,218144%1,533-260$600$146,748,54711Universal