'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, Sep. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2City by the Sea$2,963,017--2,575--$1,151$2,963,0171Warner Bros.
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,750,076183%1,69576$1,622$74,764,23521IFC Films
5XXX$1,451,542203%3,088-448$470$126,954,4455Sony / Columbia
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$755,851249%2,102-404$360$204,634,2607New Line
7fear dot com$709,065132%2,5500$278$8,900,9702Warner Bros.
8Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$575,412165%2,821-429$204$71,451,5995Miramax / Dimension
9Spider-Man / Men in Black II$555,981--2,078--$268$555,9811Sony / Columbia
10Blue Crush$552,579182%2,009-811$275$35,968,3524Universal