'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 Sun, Jan. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$8,805,087-33%3,144--$2,801$31,832,5841Sony / Columbia
2Gran Torino$5,683,225-43%2,972164$1,912$72,976,9432Warner Bros.
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$5,356,242-30%2,534--$2,114$21,240,5921Lionsgate
4Hotel for Dogs$5,327,549-27%3,271--$1,629$17,011,3681Paramount / DreamWorks
5Notorious (2009)$4,667,237-38%1,638--$2,849$20,497,4241Fox Searchlight
6Bride Wars$3,199,255-32%3,2282$991$37,478,2652Fox
7Defiance (2008)$2,378,335-38%1,7891787$1,329$9,254,8993Paramount Vantage
8The Unborn (2009)$2,264,901-39%2,3592$960$32,580,7582Universal / Rogue
9Marley & Me$1,734,435-37%2,952-526$588$132,547,2474Fox
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,544,390-37%2,223-724$695$102,598,4684Paramount