American Sniper Breaks Records While the Celebrity Left Has a Hissy Fit

American Sniper Breaks Records While the Celebrity Left Has a Hissy Fit

The movie “American Sniper,” based off of the late Chris Kyle’s book, is absolutely shattering box office records for January. The film was in limited release, starting on Christmas Day, in order to make it eligible for the Academy Awards this February. It’s been nominated for 6 awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle).

One of the movie posters for "American Sniper"
One of the movie posters for “American Sniper”
The film went into open release this last Friday, and the crowds have been coming.

The movie has the biggest opening of any Clint Eastwood movie ever.

Warner Bros. estimates that American Sniper will make $105 million over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend, which would be another record.

“This is staggering. It’s blockbuster numbers in January, the sort of numbers usually reserved for summer films and superhero movies,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for Rentrak. “No one saw this coming. The film has been building an audience and blasting any projections all weekend.”

The $105 million tally is more than double what analysts were expecting, Dergarabedian says. It marks director Eastwood’s biggest debut, surpassing Gran Torino, which earned $29.5 million in 2008. American Sniper topped that with Friday’s $30.5 million opening. The estimated IMAX total on 332 screens for the four-day weekend is $11.5 million (yet another record).

Predictably, the so-called “tolerant” Hollywood left and other liberals are upset.
Some Hollywood types are just reduced to utter stupidity.

Box office records and major awards? Sounds like several people have hurt feelings. Or other hurting parts of their anatomy.

As to the appeal of “American Sniper”? Jake Tapper, who recently interviewed Bradley Cooper and Taya Kyle, had this great piece of insight.

As the sister and sister-in-law of Iraq combat veterans, I know a little bit about the transition that soldiers have to make as they come back to civilian life. But I don’t live with it every day, and I am certainly not privy to what goes through the heads of these men and women as they come out of combat zones and back to their families. If a movie like “American Sniper” can give Americans a glimpse, though Chris Kyle’s story, of what our veterans have been through and continue to go through, then it won’t matter what awards it wins. Its true value will be in how it changes the perception of the American public towards our veterans from now on.

And that, more than money or awards, would be a legacy that Chris Kyle would be proud of.

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  • Chris in N.Va. says:

    Bull’s Eye!

  • Appalled By The World says:

    A nice rebuke to the dopey Leftoids!

  • Laureen says:

    The smug liberals simply can’t handle the truth.

  • Tim says:

    Hollywood has produced more violent movies than any entity in history. Now they are angry at a movie with violence? Hypocrites!

  • Dana says:

    Hollyweird produces a bunch of left-leaning films, and damned few movies which would appeal specifically to patriotic conservatives, and then they’re shocked, shocked! that there might be some pent up demand for such a film.

    Maybe they didn’t learn anything about the American people last election day.

  • Nina says:

    My husband and I saw American Sniper late yesterday afternoon.

    This movie grabs you by the heart, grabs you by the throat, grabs your emotions. Its a tough movie to watch, but so worth it.

    I find it so amusingly stupid that Seth Rogen nd Michael Moore among others are critiquing a movie that they have NOT seen! Furthermore, they are whining about this movie…yet I’d be willing to bet that they thought movies like Saving Private Ryan or Schindlers List were the best movies they’ve ever seen.

    In fact, I highly doubt they’ve even read the book. That is if they know how to read.

  • Penny says:

    Hollyweird is crying about violence in a movie?!?!?!?!?!? Un-freaking-believable!!

    Great job, Clint and Bradley…..and thank you!! I haven’t been to a movie since “The Passion of The Christ”, but I intend to go see this one.

  • Claire Stevens says:

    The Left despises anything that is pro-American, pro-masculinity and pro-Anglo. This film is a literal nightmare for liberals. The cognitive dissonance of believing that what made this nation great is what is destroying it must lead to many sleepless nights.

  • It is amazing…………..
    BTW, Seth Rogan is cordially invited to meet me in the street in front of my house…………..stripped to the waist…………
    I go 5’3″ and about 155……………..

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