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HUGE News for American Sniper

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American Sniper, recently snubbed at the 2015 Oscars, just became the highest grossing film of 2014.

The film, starring Bradley Cooper as American Sniper Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in military history, surpassed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, earning over $337 million domestically, and over $500 million globally.

Via Forbes:

As of this morning, American Sniper has surpassed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part I  to become the biggest domestic grosser of 2014. The Clint Eastwood-directed and Bradley Cooper-starring war drama has earned $337.2m domestic, surpassing Lions Gate Entertainment. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part I ($336.9m) and Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($337.2m).

This is a truly odd situation, as we’ve never (to my knowledge) had a case where the biggest grossing movie from one year is a film that made the vast majority of its money in the previous year. But for all-intents-and-purposes, American Sniper is basically a 2015 release. It opened on Christmas Day in four theaters where it racked up per-screen-averages of $158k, $169k, and $144k respectively before opening in wide release over Martin Luther King Day weekend of 2015. The film opened with $89m over its Fri-Sun debut (the second-biggest R-rated opening behind The Matrix Reloaded‘s $91m Fri-Sun haul) and $107m over its first four days, becoming an instant hot topic among general moviegoers and the film critic/pundit circles.

Kyle’s career caused some controversy among Hollywood elites, most notably leading liberal Michael Moore to refer to him as a ‘coward.’  The comment prompted one green beret to respond by calling Moore a ‘Crisco sweating waste of space.’

Chris Kyle set records during his military career, logging 160 confirmed kills with a probable 255 overall.

Now he’s breaking records at the box office, much to the chagrin of the anti-military leftists in Hollywood.

What did you think of the film American Sniper? Give us your review below…

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8 Comments

  1. Adrian says:

    Yes, and Hollywood is all about money! What a jolt!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.

  2. Christine says:

    I thought the movie was moving, powerful but with a sad ending. He was a true American hero and saved many soldier’s lives. Just ordered the book online. Michael Moore is a pathetic, fat idiot!

  3. Kristina says:

    CHRIS KYLE IS A HERO!!!!!! I absolutely loved the movie! I’ve seen it several times now and I cannot wait for the DVD to come out and I’m also interested in getting the book too. God bless his wife and children along with all of our veterans, past and present!!!!! I too was extremely disappointed that the Academy did not give the best picture award for this movie. Absolutely pathetic on their part for not supporting our troops and giving them their freedoms!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

  4. Mary says:

    I saw this film with my husband a few weeks ago. I was very moved by the frankness American Sniper depicted of what our armed forces go through. I appreciate how close to actual facts this movie was. As the mother of a son who was deployed far away and the daughter of a veteran, I pray for all our military past and present.

  5. Faye says:

    What a shame the Michael Moore never had children who fought for our Country. Maybe his opinion would be different about hero’s like Kyle who saved so many of our soldiers lives, especially if he had a loved one fighting. Of course, as fat as he is, it’s doubtful he has, or ever will breed thank God! The movie was excellent, sad, thought provoking, and doesn’t need awards to prove that, especially coming from Hollywood, home of the liberal freaks!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I’ve seen the movie & personally think anyone who says that “Mr.Chris Kyle” is a coward is a damn fool themself. The man is the epitome of the word…”HERO”!!!! I will definitely buy the book & the movie too. I have also signed a petition for Mr.Chris Kyle to receive the Medal Of Honor!!!!

  7. Ron says:

    I SAW THE FILM WITH MY SON AND GRANDSON,WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE FRANKNESS OF THE ISSUES THAT VETERANS FACE ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND OFF. COOPER WAS AMAZING IN HIS PORTRAYAL OF CHRIS KYLE. IT REALLY DOESNT BOTHER ME A BIT THAT THE FILM WAS SNUBBED BY THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE,AFTER ALL ,THEY ARE THE LAMOS THAT VOTED OBAMA IN FOR A SECOND TERM.

  8. Debbie says:

    Have seen this 3 times. Will buy the DVD. I am reading American Sniper now. Best movie ever made. Book is great. Greatest American Hero in my lifetime. God Bless Chris Kyle and all those who serve.

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