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‘American Sniper’ Makes Box Office History

‘American Sniper’ Makes Box Office History


Clint Eastwood’s new film American Sniper has made box office history in the U.S., becoming the first R-rated film to pick up more than $5.3 million in Thursday night ticket sales.

The film, which stars Bradley Cooper as late U.S. war hero Chris Kyle, opened in select cinemas on Christmas Day, but was released nationwide on Thursday – the same day it picked up a handful of Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.

The film is poised to become the biggest opening weekend hit of Eastwood’s career as a director, with experts predicting it will top $50 million over the three-day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

If you’ve seen the film let us know what you thought in the comments below.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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