Americans love God, are patriotic, love the military, and have been under increasing leftist assault for almost 6 years. This is why Clint Eastwood’s patriotic movie about U.S. hero sniper Chris Kyle has hit at exactly the right time for a confluence of success.
The Box Office Records are being obliterated so fast the predictions of the Hollywood types are having to be revised upward by the hour – and the progressive Left is apoplectic in rage.
Leftist movie types like Michael Moore, and those of similar disposition who hate America, are having meltdowns at the success of American Sniper. They are so wound up with hate, they just don’t know what to do.
And this one carries a double-whammy that only divinely ironic intervention could deliver.
This is MLK holiday weekend, and the MLK movie “Selma” is also playing in theaters, in empty theaters. The professional left in Hollywood produced Selma to further their political narrative, and they are failing miserably.
The extra day off work is only going to further aid the U.S. Patriotic Movie “American Sniper’s” success. Some predictions now have a box office ticket sale result over $150,000,000.00 anticipated.
Predictions now exceeding a hundred fifty million – that’s MASSIVE $$.
Hollywood – The Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper film not only picked up a bevy of Oscar nominations on Thursday, but it also destroyed several box office records with an estimated $90.2 million in ticket sales over the weekend. [<– that was yesterday]
That early total gives “American Sniper” the largest-ever opening in January. And the number will likely grow even larger over the rest of the long weekend, because Monday is a holiday for many in the U.S.
The film’s true-life story of military sharpshooter Chris Kyle opened like a summer blockbuster for several reasons, according to Rentrak box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. One was strong word-of-mouth due to the film’s limited release in December.
“By limiting the availability of ‘Sniper’ for the first three weekends, [the film’s studio, Warner Bros.] built up a demand that was fully manifested by this massive outpouring,” Dergarabedian said. (Warner Bros. is owned by Time Warner, which also owns this website.)
The last time a movie was this big in January was in 2010: “Avatar” brought in $68.5 million in its third weekend.
“American Sniper” is also a record breaker for both star Bradley Cooper and director Clint Eastwood. (read more)