The R-rated action movie American Sniper has just made it past the the $500 million mark at the box office and is now the top grossing domestic release of 2014. Based on the true story of America’s most lethal sniper Chris Kyle, American Sniper pulled in $337.2 million domestically, $163 million internationally, and is still going strong in theaters worldwide.
The film also has earned the distinction of being director Clint Eastwood’s biggest box office success as well as actor Bradley Cooper’s biggest movie. In addition, Warner Bros Pictures reports American Sniper is the highest-grossing war movie of all time.
“American Sniper has become a cultural touchstone that people want to share, discuss and remember. We are thrilled that the movie is still filling theatres, not only in the United States but around the globe, as filmgoers everywhere experience the power of the story of Chris and Taya Kyle,” said Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros Picture.
“From its record-breaking Christmas opening, American Sniper has been a box office phenomenon,” stated Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution. “The film’s A+ CinemaScore in every category has translated into enthusiastic word-of-mouth that continues to generate both first-time and repeat business. We could not be happier for Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and everyone on the incredible filmmaking team on this remarkable achievement.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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