Saturday, April 20, 2024

Wow! “American Sniper” Four Day Take Was a Whopping $110.6 Million


Clint Eastwood must be grinning from ear to ear. After a horrendous June with “Jersey Boys,” he’s bounced back just the way I knew he would. Clint’s “American Sniper” took in a whopping $110,636,235 from Friday through Monday– much more than anyone anticipated.

“Sniper” is suddenly a main contender for the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s made more money than any of the seven other films nominated. Actually it’s made more than all them rolled together.

Bradley Cooper is now a dark horse candidate for Best Actor. He could actually beat both Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne, who split the Golden Globes. Cooper can’t do much about it, though. He’s stuck on Broadway until February 21st in “The Elephant Man.”

“American Sniper” is absolutely resonating in both red and blue states and with audiences of all political standing. Even Michael Moore praised it after being misunderstood as criticizing it.

If you thought Clint might be done, guess again. He hasn’t chosen his next project yet, but we’ll see him in 2016, that’s for sure, with a new movie.

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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