American Sniper Stuns the Box Office
American Sniper set a January record bringing in $90.2 million over the holiday weekend. The film is actually in its fourth week, and saw an expansion as far as how many theaters it was showing in. The previous record was held by Ride Along which earned $41.5 million and its the second highest amount for an R-rated movie. The recorded was The Matrix Reloaded with $91.8 million. This was also done without a 3D boost to its earnings, but an estimated $11.5 million was from IMAX which is a record for an R-rated film.
American Sniper‘s audience was 57 percent male and 63 percent over the age of 25. It received a rare “A+” CinemaScore.
In more comic related movie news, Big Hero 6 earned a little over $1 million over the weekend. Domestically the film has earned a little over $216 million. Internationally the film has earned a little over $212 million for a total of $428.3 million so far.