Sunday, May 26, 2024

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper Breaks Records, Biggest Box Office of All Oscar Nominees


Finally, an Oscar nominee that’s a hit. A bona fide hit. Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper” took in $90.2 mil over the last three days. It’s the second biggest opening weekend of an R rated movie ever. EVER. It’s the highest grossing of all the Oscar nominated movies this year. And I think it changes the Best Actor race, giving Bradley Cooper a big push against Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne. Cooper has a 3pm matinee today for “The Elephant Man” on Broadway. I don’t know how he’s going to keep from grinning through the whole show. Bravo!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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