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‘American Sniper’ Crosses $200 Million To Top Box Office

American SniperFollowing its record-breaking first weekend in wide release, “American Sniper” has continued to fill conventional and IMAX theatres nationwide. “American Sniper” took in an estimated $64.4 million this past weekend, representing the smallest percentage drop ever for a film that opened at more than $85 million, including both three- and four-day weekends, and bringing the domestic gross to $200.1 million and climbing. “American Sniper” is now, domestically, the highest-grossing film in Eastwood’s long career, and it is on track to become his top-grossing film worldwide.

Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Brothers, stated, “The filmmakers, led by Clint Eastwood, and cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, have created a gripping drama with a rare insight into the toll of war that has resonated with audiences in almost every demographic. We congratulate them not only on the film’s box office success but on generating one of the most talked about films of this or any year.”

Eastwood directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen. Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller star in the film, produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, January 25, are as follows:

1American SniperWarner Bros.$64,365,0003,70517,372$200,137,113
2Boy Next Door, TheUniversal$15,000,5302,6025,765$15,000,530
3PaddingtonThe Weinstein Company$12,391,0003,3553,693$40,062,430
4Wedding Ringer, TheSony$11,600,0003,0033,862$39,676,500
5Taken 320th Century Fox$7,600,0002,9092,612$76,051,054
6Imitation Game, TheThe Weinstein Company$7,136,0002,0253,523$60,642,281
7Strange MagicDisney$5,534,0003,0201,832$5,534,000
10Into The WoodsDisney$3,886,0002,2701,711$121,494,661
11Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesWarner Bros.$2,805,0001,4441,942$249,575,959

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