American Sniper Now Highest-Grossing Movie of 2014 American Sniper, director Clint Eastwood's biopic of U.S. Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, became the No. 1 domestic release of 2014 this weekend. Since its limited release in December, the movie has earned $337.2 million and counting at the North American box office. American Sniper finally dropped out of the Top 10 at the box office this weekend. “From its record-breaking Christmas opening, American Sniper has been a box office phenomenon.