Fresh off several Oscar nominations,
The war drama, starring
That would put it significantly ahead of this weekend’s newcomers: cyber-security thriller “Blackhat,”
In its limited release over the Christmas holiday weekend, "American Sniper" premiered to a stellar $240,212 from just four theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
The film, which cost
Adapted from the autobiography of the same name, the film is the real-life story of Chris Kyle (Cooper), the Navy SEAL who is known as the most lethal sniper in American history.
Positive word-of-mouth will also help give the film a significant boost. The film was nominated for six
Ticket-selling websites Fandango and Movietickets.com both reported that the film was their biggest ticket-seller this weekend.
Sony’s “The Wedding Ringer,” which stars Hart and
The film follows Doug Harris (Gad), a lovable but awkward groom-to-be without a best man. He hires Jimmy Callahan (Hart), whose company provides flattering best men for guys in need.
Hart has proved his might at the box office before. Last year, “Ride Along” was No. 1 over the
Sony has been promoting the film in full force. Hart and Gad crashed a real Indian wedding, performed a wedding ceremony live on "Good Morning America" and engaged in a dance-off in a promo that aired on "Ellen."
Family film “Paddington,” released by
The movie is based on the popular English children’s literature character Paddington Bear, created by Michael Bond. It stars
The Weinstein Co. bought domestic rights for the film, which cost about $55 million to make, from StudioCanal.
For those seeking action, Universal Pictures is releasing Legendary’s “Blackhat.” Directed by Michael Mann, the action-thriller follows a furloughed convict (
The film, which cost about $70 million to make, will probably open to between $10 million to $15 million over the four-day weekend.
However, action movie fans may opt to see “Taken 3,” last week’s box office winner. The
In limited release, Sony will distribute “Still Alice” in 13 theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Julianne Moore won the Golden Globe for her role in the film as a professor grappling with early onset