Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Box Office: “American Sniper” is the Whole Story, with $32 Mil Breaking Super Bowl Weekend Record


Box office: “American Sniper” now hovers over $250 million as it kicks in $32 million this weekend. It broke a Super Bowl weekend box office record (previously held by a Miley Cyrus-Hannah Montana concert movie). Moreover, “Sniper” is the whole box office story, defying gravity and all other forces. This is Warner Bros’ reason to cheer as it braces for “Jupiter Descending.”

All the new movies are dreck that no one wanted to release in the first place, and no one went to see. All of them will be on planes, in DVD bins, and free on some digital service quickly enough.

And yes, the “mort” in “Mortdecai” continues. Waiting for final numbers. Keep refreshing.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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