‘American Sniper’ Tops $200 Million at the Box Office

American Sniper Passes the $200 Million Mark
BRADLEY COOPER as Chris Kyle and SIENNA MILLER as Taya in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama ‘AMERICAN SNIPER.’ (Photo © 2014 Warner Bros Entertainment)

After just 10 days in wide release the dramatic action film American Sniper has made it over the $200 million mark at the domestic box office. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures release collected $64 million over its second weekend in theaters, following up its record-setting opening weekend by retaining the top spot at the box office and bringing its box office total to $200.1 million.

“The filmmakers, led by Clint Eastwood, and cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, have created a gripping drama with a rare insight into the toll of war that has resonated with audiences in almost every demographic,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution. “We congratulate them not only on the film’s box office success but on generating one of the most talked about films of this or any year.”

Based on the true story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history, American Sniper is up for six Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor nominations. The cast also includes Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kyle Gallner, and Luke Grimes.

The Plot:

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

-By Rebecca Murray

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