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What can’t be argued is the movie’s financial success. American Sniper so far has earned $517 million worldwide. It is Eastwood’s highest-grossing film (attained at the ripe old age of 84!), and it recently claimed the title of highest-grossing movie of 2014.
American Sniper's titanic assault on the domestic box office means that a wave of war films are now in development, most of which sound pretty great.
You may remember back in late January when we reported that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 had taken over the top spot as Hollywood's biggest domestic hit of 2014. At that time, we were fairly certain that the numbers wouldn't change, and with good reason. Well, it turns out that strange things happen every day.
From the looks of things, Sniper is well on track to dethrone The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 as the top grossing domestic film of 2014. Yes, the 2014 domestic moviegoing crown will soon replace Katniss Everdeen’s revolution-inspiring three-finger salute with a more simple in-unison shout of “Oorah!”
The movie has been cleaning up at the box office en route to Oscar eve, where it took home one statue for Best Achievement in Sound Editing. That wasn’t enough for the hosts of the Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, and now Jon Stewart is taking them to task.
Some will debate over whether or not Eddie Routh earned a fair trial because of the popularity of American Sniper, a film that reached its peak during the man’s trial. At the same time, the jury deliberated for two hours, and reached a unanimous decision.
According to original lyrics by Frozen's Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, a line was actually supposed to read less ambiguously as "a hero of Afghanistan" instead of "a sniper in a combat zone."
The marathon box-office success of American Sniper, which is about to hit the $400 million mark, continues to endure impressively for a film just about to round the two-month mark of its Christmas Day release.
American Sniper has been publicly attacked by the Supreme Leader of Iran, who believes that it encourages attacks on Muslims.
Those that have seen the movie know that the final moments of Kyle's life weren't featured in American Sniper, but that's only because Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, asked the production to remove the scene from the screenplay.
Hollywood has been undervaluing R-rated movies for years, and looking down on their potential profitability. As seen in this past weekend’s box office results, that thinking should really be put into the past.
American audiences sometimes aren't the most discerning when it comes to appreciating quality movie-making. The promise of titillating sex or mid-school grade fart jokes tends to go a lot farther than great acting and enjoyable plots. The two new movies this weekend served to solidify the point.
By embracing an R rating, producers theoretically are alienating a large chunk of a potential audience, essentially telling teenagers – you know, the demographic that routinely spends the most discretionary income on motion pictures – that they have to jump through hoops to see your film in a theater.
Jury selection has begun, and legal experts have said that American Sniper -- both the movie and the book on which it is based – will be a focal point when questioning potential candidates to sit in the box and listen to the case.
This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."
To say that January isn't the best month for movies would probably be a pretty big understatement, and yet two major movie ticket outlets are reporting sizable bumps in January ticket sales, thanks in large part to two movies, one of which hasn't even hit theaters yet.
As we quickly approach the 2015 Oscars, the American Sniper controversies are far from over. The Clint Eastwood film starring Bradley Cooper as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, Chris Kyle, may be raking in movie ticket sales and breaking box-office records, but it continues to stir the political pot.
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has been a true blue monster at the box office. Unfortunately for the film, if new prognostications are correct then American Sniper's reign as #1 will soon be over.
Despite it’s Golden Globes snub, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper continues to break box-office records, in addition to holding its six Oscar nominations. While the 2015 Super Bowl dominated discussions this past weekend, people were apparently still heading out to theaters. What were most of them seeing? The film about the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.
American Sniper held a solid lock on the number one spot for a third weekend in a row. There were three newcomers, but those three combined barely earned half of its three week old $31 million.
Box-office juggernaut, American Sniper continues to be a politically divisive hot potato of a topic. However, there’s still one person out there for whom the film’s controversy is actually personal. Former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, is still not quite ready to bury the hatchet.
Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.
American Sniper dominated the box office during its opening weekend and set a number of records in the process. In addition, its been nominated for a total of six Oscars, including for Bradley Cooper’s performance as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history Chris Kyle. However, it’s also sparked a number of controversies in the process, and another one has unfortunately popped up.
American Sniper held strong to the number one spot, dropping less than 30% and adding $64 million and just crossing the $200 million mark. While directing is nothing new for Clint Eastwood, this is his most successful effort to date by box office standards. Sniper has already surpassed his previous highest grosser, Gran Torino's $148 million.
Clint Eastwood's latest film American Sniper has been killing it since its wide release hit theaters last weekend. Not only has it made a ton of money, it also broke records for movie openings in the month of January. And the war-drama isn't even close to surrendering yet, as new information suggests its about to make even more substantial money and break, yet, even more records.