'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, Aug. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$14,385,716-21%4,007--$3,590$54,713,1711Paramount
2Julie & Julia$5,999,660-20%2,354--$2,549$20,028,7721Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,870,545-17%3,455-938$831$273,848,6724Warner Bros.
5Funny People$2,451,541-16%3,0081$815$40,538,3412Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,966,225-23%2,97593$661$68,836,8743Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$1,662,911-24%2,159--$770$5,948,6751Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$1,178,668-22%3,1082$379$16,313,1182Fox
9Orphan$1,075,581-23%2,270-480$474$34,769,3403Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$940,140-33%1,690-381$556$261,988,62110Warner Bros.