'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.

Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
January$755,340,0007%4,841,923The Green Hornet$79,116,89610%
February$659,530,0006%3,812,312Just Go With It$79,457,55212%
May$1,036,500,00010%5,370,466Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$166,774,78016%
June$1,005,490,00010%5,914,647X-Men: First Class$135,711,72713%
July$1,398,360,00014%7,558,703Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$318,511,60223%
August$897,330,0009%4,601,692Rise of the Planet of the Apes$151,459,48417%
September$604,160,0006%2,615,411The Lion King 3D$71,891,48612%
October$612,520,0006%3,002,549Paranormal Activity 3$83,450,75514%
November$860,280,0008%4,366,904The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$228,151,82627%
December$882,020,0009%5,378,171Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$124,051,62914%