Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper continued to dominate the box office for the second weekend in a row, easily topping the field with $64.4 million,according to studio estimates.
The R-rated drama about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle set a January box office record last weekend, earning $89.3 million in three days of wide release.
It now has a $200 million domestic total, along with six Oscar nominations (including best picture and best actor for Bradley Cooper).
“It’s pretty amazing. This is a movie that has become part of the cultural discussion and discourse. It has controversy as well, which is helping to propel the conversation,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for Rentrak. “It’s rare for a movie to be on the forefront of serious discussions and a popular cultural event. But American Sniper has done it.”
Source: USA Today |