'American Sniper' misses Super Bowl box-office record

'American Sniper' misses Super Bowl box-office record
Bradley Cooper in a scene from "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Miley Cyrus remains the champion of the box office during Super Bowl weekend.

According to final studio estimates released on Monday, "American Sniper" fell short of the Super Bowl weekend box-office record set by the film "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour."

The Clint Eastwood-directed war drama ended up pulling in in $30.7 million over Super Bowl weekend. By comparison, "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus" opened to $31.1 million in February 2008.

However, "American Sniper" kept its top spot for the third weekend in a row. Its cumulative domestic take is now a whopping $247.8 million in the U.S. and Canada, propelled in part by six Academy Award nominations, strong critical reception and an A-plus grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore.

"American Sniper" cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow about $58 million to make. Adapted from the Chris Kyle autobiography of the same name, the film follows the story of Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a Navy SEAL known as the most lethal sniper in American history.

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