'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Evil Dead$27,500,000--3,025--$9,091$27,500,0001Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$20,500,000-49%3,73415$5,490$86,063,0602Paramount
3The Croods$20,300,000-24%3,879-186$5,233$125,000,2023Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,500,000--2,771--$6,676$18,500,0001Universal
5Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,500,000-51%2,0470$5,129$38,883,3412Lionsgate
6Olympus Has Fallen$10,000,000-29%3,059-47$3,269$71,073,5013FilmDistrict
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,000,000-32%2,905-419$2,754$212,596,7185Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,000,000-53%3,2020$1,562$19,425,7132Open Road
9The Call$3,400,000-31%2,002-437$1,698$45,381,0934Sony / TriStar

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