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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Quickly Becoming No. 1 War Film Of All Time

 

 

 

” American Sniper has set its sights on another record: Within a matter of days, it will overtakeSteven Spielberg’s WWII classic Saving Private Ryan to become the top-grossing war-themed film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation.

  Clint Eastwood’s history-making movie jumped the $200 million mark on Sunday, putting it ahead of Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor, another WWII title, which topped out at $198.5 million domestically in 2001. American Sniper is distinct from those two film in being set during a modern-day conflict.

  Saving Private Ryan, released in 1998, earned $216.7 million domestically. Taking inflation into account, that would equal roughly $312 million in today’s terms. But a record is a record, and the history-making Sniper will cross $216 million sometime this week for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

  Films addressing recent conflicts have had a decidedly mixed track record, but American Sniper is benefiting from a massive turnout in America’s heartland, as well as from its six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor for Bradley Cooper’s performance as the late Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who fought in the second Iraq war.

  In celebrating Sniper’s $200 million milestone, Warners domestic distribution chief Dan Fellmansaid that Eastwood “created a gripping drama with a rare insight into the toll of war that has resonated with audiences in almost every demographic.” “

 

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘American Sniper’ Shatters Records With $90.2 Million Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “American Sniper” hit the bullseye, earning an astonishing $90.2 million in its debut weekend in wide release.

  It is now on pace to upend records for the Martin Luther King holiday and for the month of January, pulling in roughly $105 million over the four-day period. It’s also a new high-water mark for director Clint Eastwood, whose previous weekend record was the $29.5 million wide release opening for 2008’s “Gran Torino.” At 84, he’s still got it.

  For context’s sake, the previous top-grossing Martin Luther King weekend release was last year’s “Ride Along” with $48.6 million.

“ The movie has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. head of domestic distribution. “It tore apart the record book and not by a little. By an enormous amount.”

“ American Sniper” recently picked up Oscar nods for best picture and best actor for star Bradley Cooper, and the awards buzz only intensified interest in the film. The war drama was co-produced and co-financed by Village Roadshow for less than $60 million. Early projections had pegged a wide release debut in the $40 million range.”

 

Variety has the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theater Cancels Showings Of Major Hollywood Hits To Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking To See ‘Lone Survivor

 

Theater Cancels Showings of Major Hollywood Hits to Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking to See Lone Survivor

 

 

” A Texas movie theater cancelled showings of several box office hits to accommodate massive demand for “Lone Survivor” Saturday.

“ The following films have been cancelled due to the hit movie Lone Survivor,” a sign posted on the box office window of the Grand Theater in Conroe said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.””

    Below are some preliminary box office numbers for ticket sales this weekend . Note the per-screen number for “Lone Survivor” … $13,217.00 . 

1 Lone Survivor $38,000,000 44681% 2,875 2873 $13,217 $38,381,561 3 Universal
2 Frozen (2013) $13,700,000 -30% 3,239 -79 $4,230 $316,290,988 8 Disney
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $8,900,000 -33% 2,521 -36 $3,530 $78,486,551 3 Paramount

” Universal reports this morning that Lone Survivor earned an estimated $14.4 million on Friday, putting it on course for one of the best January openings ever.Cloverfield owns the month’s record with $40.1 million back in 2008. Lone Survivor is projected by BoxOffice to bank a strong $38 million. As expected, the flick is playing strong throughout America’s heartland and among military families. Mark Wahlberg continues to expand his box office drawing power as the film is poised to exceed the debuts of Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and Zero Dark Thirty‘s expansion one year ago this weekend ($24.4 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with 85 percent of more than 32,000 Flixster users anticipating or approving of the film.”