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'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office
'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office

Despite three new releases, "American Sniper" will likely hold down the top spot at the box office. The war drama shattered several box office records and surpassed tracking expectations over the busy four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. In its second weekend in wide release, the film could add between $40 million to $50 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. That would again put it far ahead of the batch of films in the crowded marketplace. Of the new releases, Universal Pictures' low-budget psychological thriller "The Boy Next Door" will likely fare the best, premiering to as much as $15 million. Lionsgate's...

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