The war drama is poised to add about $15 million Monday, raising its total since its limited Christmas Day release to $108.6 million. It is the biggest wide release opening for Eastwood to date.
According to research firm Rentrak, if estimates hold, this will be a record
"American Sniper," which cost
"Sniper" enjoyed a 14% uptick on Saturday, suggesting it benefited from positive word of mouth. The film also enjoyed some fresh awards buzz. It was nominated for six Academy Awards on Thursday, including best motion picture and lead actor (Cooper). Eastwood also scored a nomination for the Directors Guild of America award for directorial achievement in a feature film.
The movie received a 73% positive rating from critic site Rotten Tomatoes and an A-plus grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore.
Sony's comedy "The Wedding Ringer" was in second place for the weekend, meeting studio projections with an estimated $21 million. It is projected to add $4 million to that amount by the end of the four-day weekend.
The film follows Doug Harris (
With no other family films in the mix, “Paddington,” released by
“Taken 3,” last week’s box-office winner, was in fourth and added about $14.1 million in the Friday-Sunday period. The
Fellow box office newcomer "Blackhat" debuted at No. 10 with a paltry $4 million. Universal Pictures released the Legendary action-thriller, which is directed by Michael Mann and stars