'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, Jun. 21 - Sun, Jun. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Monsters University$81,000,000--4,004--$20,230$81,000,0001Disney
2World War Z$62,000,000--3,607--$17,189$62,000,0001Paramount
3Man of Steel$43,500,000-63%4,2070$10,340$212,290,9472Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$12,800,000-38%3,0550$4,190$57,591,5242Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$7,800,000-29%2,823-259$2,763$94,380,9764Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$4,600,000-52%2,417-958$1,903$228,287,4705Universal
7The Purge$3,400,000-59%2,201-390$1,545$59,416,4453Universal
8The Internship$3,300,000-54%1,916-1483$1,722$38,239,5053Fox
9Star Trek Into Darkness$2,900,000-54%1,565-766$1,853$216,510,9166Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1Iron Man 3$2,150,000-27%924-725$2,327$403,095,2228Disney
2The Bling Ring$1,750,000716%650645$2,692$2,091,2412A24

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.