'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. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$930,454-12%3,4495$270$64,335,4452Universal
2Changing Lanes$533,527-9%2,6420$202$46,263,8533Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$476,189-9%2,6630$179$19,818,1742Warner Bros.
4Life or Something Like It$368,746-13%2,606--$141$7,404,7241Fox
5Jason X$300,784-10%1,878--$160$7,665,5161New Line
6Panic Room$272,827-13%2,463-362$111$91,052,1505Sony / Columbia
7The Rookie (2002)$236,544-5%2,54336$93$61,519,6245Disney
8The Sweetest Thing$234,264-19%2,124-546$110$22,032,8743Sony / Columbia
9High Crimes$218,202-8%2,054-355$106$35,752,1004Fox
10Ice Age$204,845-5%2,594-226$79$166,456,9167Fox