'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, Aug. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

Wide (1000+)

1One Direction: This Is Us$21,000,000--2,735--$7,678$21,000,0001Sony / TriStar
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$14,500,000-12%3,330220$4,354$73,765,1063Weinstein Company
3We're the Millers$12,000,000-8%3,4450$3,483$108,951,9184Warner Bros. / New Line
5Elysium$6,300,000-9%2,539-374$2,481$78,403,7294Sony / TriStar
6The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$5,400,000-42%3,1180$1,732$22,854,1842Sony / Screen Gems
7The World's End$5,100,000-42%1,5532$3,284$16,909,2342Focus
8Getaway$4,400,000--2,130--$2,066$4,400,0001Warner Bros.
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$4,200,000-20%2,393-337$1,755$54,740,0194Fox
10You're Next$4,000,000-43%2,4370$1,641$13,339,7082Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Instructions Not Included$5,500,000--347--$15,850$5,500,0001Lionsgate / Pantelion

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.