'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, Mar. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,631,570-11%3,25029$502$300,754,6274Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,427,198-21%2,745--$520$32,156,8941Universal
3Taking Lives$851,016-12%2,705--$315$14,281,6211Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$740,387-10%3,1850$232$69,815,2483Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$736,890-8%1,353--$545$10,517,6401Focus
7Secret Window$584,871-8%3,0180$194$34,623,7602Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$329,9484%2,9730$111$18,320,8962MGM
950 First Dates$304,128-7%2,153-433$141$114,020,7126Sony / Columbia