In life, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was known as the most lethal sniper in American military history, logging 160 confirmed kills with a probable 255 overall.
After his passing, and despite the wishes of liberal Hollywood elites such as Michael Moore and Seth Rogen, Kyle is still breaking records.
Now however, it’s ironically at the box office, as the legend of the American Sniper continues to grow.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper remained a phenomenon in its second weekend, earning a stunning $64.4 million from 3,705 theaters and quickly becoming the No. 2 war film of all time at the North American box office, not accounting for inflation. Its domestic total through Sunday is $200.1 million for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
In only 10 days in release, American Sniper has eclipsed the $198.5 million earned all in by Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor, and it will soon overtake the $216.5 million grossed by Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan in 1998. Taking inflation into account, Private Ryan would have earned more than $300 million by today’s terms; Sniper is sure to eclipse that number when all is said and done.
Overseas, the decidedly pro-American film earned another $17.6 million from 26 markets, bringing its foreign total to $47.5 million and global haul to $247.6 million. Sniper is a tough sell overseas, but is pulling in solid numbers in Europe and Australia (and it’s a blockbuster in Italy, where Eastwood is an icon).
American Sniper is about to easily surpass Saving Private Ryan as the all-time grossing war film.
Not bad for a coward, eh Mr. Moore.
For fun, here’s a green beret’s epic beat down of Michael Moore for referring to Kyle as a coward. The green beret refers to Moore as a “Crisco sweating waste of space” among other things.
Did you see American Sniper? Tell us what you thought of the film that’s putting Michael Moore’s career to shame.