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American Sniper scribe to direct Thank You For Your Service adaptation Earlier this year, we learned that Steven Spielberg was contemplating directing an adaptation of the David Finkel non-fiction novel Thank You For Your Service. According to Showbiz 411, after reading the script from AMERICAN SNIPER writer Jason Hall, Spielberg suggested that Hall helm it himself, and he is now in talks to direct. If Hall does sign on, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE will be his first film as a... Read More...

Coming off 2014’s highest grossing film, “American Sniper,” Oscar-nominated producer Andrew Lazar has teamed with “Secretary” director Steven Shainberg on the sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture,” it was announced Thursday. Brian Nelson (“30 Days of Night”) wrote the script, based on a story by Nelson and Shainberg. Story follows a single mother, struggling to raise her son alone, who is abducted by a mysterious organization.

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.

Jon Stewart Can’t Believe Fox News Outrage Over ‘American Sniper’ Oscars ‘Snub’ (Video) The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive“American Sniper” failed to win any Oscars on Sunday outside of the Best Sound Editing category, and Jon Stewart couldn’t believe conservative media personalities were blaming Hollywood’s alleged “liberal bias” over the movie’s subject, or perhaps director Clint Eastwood‘s politics. “Clint Eastwood has been a conservative icon for years,” Stewart said on “The Daily Show” on Wednesday.

Guilty verdict for troubled vet who murdered American Sniper The ex-Marine who shot Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL better known as the American Sniper, was convicted of murder by a Texas jury and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2013 gun-range shooting that killed Kyle...

Korean Box Office: Detectives and Spies Lead Lunar New Year Weekend Business shot up 70% over last week, as 3.88 million holiday spectators flooded the theaters, however that figure was over a million lower than last year's Lunar New Year weekend. Granted it's not exactly as fair comparison as LNY itself fell on Friday in 2014 and fell just before the weekend this year. Against stiff competition from British films and foreign animation, local films barely maintained their market share with 50.2%. Leading the market once again was period blockbuster sequel Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island as it rose 63% in its second frame.

Trivia: 'American Sniper' Had Five Different Endings Movie endings are changed all the time. But when it's a true story being told, there's not a lot of room for alterations. Like, you can't have Chris Kyle live happily ever after at the end of American Sniper.   American Sniper concludes with Kyle (Bradley Cooper) heading out to the shooting range where he'll be murdered. Then there's a cut to black, and the information about the murder comes to us in an end card just before the credits begin. We don't...Read MoreRead Comments

SpongeBob Takes Down American Sniper - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/09/2015

5:51 PM 2/11/2015 by Senh Duong
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Welcome to another episode of our weekend box office podcast. Hear how Binh and I did with our predictions on last weekend’s opening films: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Seventh Son.” See which holdover held up better than we expected --no, it’s not “American Sniper” or “The Imitation Game.” We also give our predictions on this week’s debuts:

Box Office: American Sniper Delivers 2nd Best Super Bowl Weekend Ever American Sniper is now up to three consecutive number 1 spots domestically, moving ever closer to the top of 2014 in this record breaking box office run. With $30.7 million American Sniper delivered the 2nd best Super Bowl weekend of all time. It was just $0.4 million shy of the record set by the opening […] Read Box Office: American Sniper Delivers 2nd Best Super Bowl Weekend Ever on Filmonic.

American Sniper Sets Another Record: EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/02/2015

12:48 PM 2/3/2015 by Senh Duong
Project Almanac
Here’s this week’s podcast. Although “American Sniper” broke another record during the Super Bowl weekend, we discuss why there was such a steep dropoff after a very good hold during the previous weekend. “Paddington” held up well, compared to other films in the top ten. Michael Bay’s found-footage, time-travel film “Project Almanac” disappointed.

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