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‘American Sniper’ Claims Top Box Office Spot for Second Week

‘American Sniper’ Claims Top Box Office Spot for Second Week


American Sniper is continuing to take down the competition at the North American box office after adding another $64.4 million to its record-breaking haul.

Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated new movie, starring Bradley Cooper as real-life war hero and U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, became the highest-grossing January film in box office history last weekend when it raked in $89.2 million, and now this week’s additional haul has taken second place, too.

The film has now broken the $200 million barrier in the U.S. and Canadian markets alone.

The latest figures have also scored American Sniper the biggest non-debut weekend in box office history for an R-rated film – the previous record holder was The Passion of the Christ‘s $53 million (£33 million) in its second week on release.

Elsewhere in the box office chart, Jennifer Lopez’s psychological thriller The Boy Next Door debuts in a distant second place, with $15 million, followed by family film Paddington at three.

Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow’s art-heist comedy Mortdecai failed to draw cinema-goers and opened with a disappointing $4.1 million to crawl into ninth place.

The movie, which was panned by critics, is Depp’s latest flop, following 2013’s The Lone Ranger and last year’s Transcendence.

Photo Credit: Warner Brothers 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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