'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, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Divergent$54,000,000--3,936--$13,720$54,000,0001Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$17,500,000--3,194--$5,479$17,500,0001Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$11,500,000-47%3,607-344$3,188$80,802,3843Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$8,200,000-57%3,085-405$2,658$93,288,1193Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$7,500,000-58%3,1150$2,408$30,123,8832Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$6,300,000-41%2,945-238$2,139$78,574,7304Universal
7The LEGO Movie$3,900,000-49%2,501-539$1,559$243,136,6747Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$3,100,000-62%1,8960$1,635$12,910,0242Lionsgate
9Son of God$2,500,000-55%2,139-851$1,169$55,449,6484Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1God's Not Dead$8,000,000--780--$10,256$8,000,0001Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,200,00070%304238$20,395$12,410,5193Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

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