'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 Sat, Mar. 16 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 16 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$19,240,18443%3,316--$5,802$32,708,3001Fox
2Resident Evil$6,836,4851%2,528--$2,704$13,603,8121Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$6,406,17226%2,917--$2,196$11,487,0251Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$4,724,53044%2,95814$1,597$37,149,9632DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$2,987,00620%3,1430$950$50,327,9423Paramount
6All About the Benjamins$2,192,18052%1,51914$1,443$16,320,8012New Line
740 Days and 40 Nights$1,862,63021%2,312-87$806$28,861,2943Miramax
8John Q.$1,734,31857%2,019-363$859$64,405,1205New Line
9A Beautiful Mind$1,617,22776%1,533-260$1,055$148,365,77411Universal
10Return to Never Land$1,071,702145%1,895-603$566$44,566,0965Disney