According to final studio estimates released on Monday,
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.