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.