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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.

Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: February 1st, 2015   Clint Eastwood repeats at the box office this weekend, and breaks another record in the process. In at number 1 is American Sniper with $31.8 million. That tally is enough to best Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour for the top Super Bowl weekend gross. It’s also a solid third weekend gross, especially for an older film during the typically slow Super Bowl weekend. As if those accolades weren’t enough, American Sniper is also up to an amazing $248 million domestic gross. Paddington comes in at number 2 with $8.5 million.

‘American Sniper’ Soars to Super $64 Million in 2nd Week at Box Office The Iraq War saga “American Sniper” soared like a superhero movie at the box office, with a $64.3 million second weekend in wide release that would make any caped crusader proud. The Clint Eastwood-directed telling of the tough return home by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, played in the movie by Bradley Cooper, continued its electrifying run with the best second weekend ever by an R-rated movie and the eighth-best by any film.

Steven Spielberg planned a different focus for his take on American Sniper AMERICAN SNIPER is a very good movie. Is it Best Picture of the Year? I may not be willing to go quite that far, but it is a damn good flick and one of the better productions Clint Eastwood has directed in several years. But, it could have been a very different movie if Steven Spielberg had not dropped out back in 2013. Spielberg and Eastwood have very different directing styles but it would have been... Read More...

Steven Spielberg Almost Directed ‘American Sniper,’ Here’s How His Version Would’ve Been Different Long before American Sniper was nominated for six Oscars or grossed $100 million on its opening weekend, it was almost a very different movie. In the summer of 2013, Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the film based on the memoir of U.S. sniper Chris Kyle. Bradley Cooper was still attached to star and produce. However, after a few months of development, Spielberg dropped off the project. Director Clint Eastwood quickly jumped on and history was made. So what was different about Steven Spielberg’s version of American Sniper?

Michael Moore Fires Back at ‘American Sniper’ Accusations: I Didn’t Mention the Film Michael Moore defended a statement he made on Sunday that “snipers aren’t heroes” by refuting the interpretation that he was weighing in on the debate surrounding Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper.” “My dad always said, ‘Snipers are cowards. They don’t believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn’t right. It’s cowardly to shoot a person in the back,'” Moore wrote on Facebook late Sunday with a link to tweets.

Friday Box Office: AMERICAN SNIPER Shoots Down January Record with $30.5 Million Box office columns are, by nature, given to hyperbole.  But if anything the title of this article is a bit too restrained.  In its first day in wide release, American Sniper did not just ‘shoot down’ the previous single-day record for January – it crushed it.  In fact, the Clint Eastwood drama has now completely redefined the concept of a “January record” by taking in an estimated $30.5 million from 3,555 locations, including $5.3 million from Thursday p.m. screenings.

Review: Eastwood's 'American Sniper' Hits Hammy, Cliched Target If you're wondering whether or not Clint Eastwood has any new tricks under his hat, you may be disappointed with his latest outing, American Sniper. Not so much a war movie as it is war-movie cliches holding hands, the biopic on Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, based on his autobiography, is doing a disservice to the very real accomplishments the man achieved. Perhaps the simplest, most straight-forward, no-nuance technique was a way of honoring the American hero.

‘American Sniper’ On Target at Box Office and Oscar Nomination Could  Provide Extra Ammo The Iraq War movie “American Sniper” is heading for a patriotism-fueled $35 million nationwide opening one week from Friday, according to pre-release tracking. And the Clint Eastwood-directed drama starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller will bring some real box-office ammo if it hits the mark at the Oscar nominations a day earlier. It has sizzled in its limited rollout. Debuting on Christmas Day in four theaters, it posted one of the best limited openings of 2014 with $633,456, a strong $158,364 per-screen average.

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