‘American Sniper’ Passes $300 Million at the Box Office

American Sniper Passes $300 Million
BRADLEY COOPER as Chris Kyle in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama ‘American Sniper.’ (Photo © 2014 Warner Bros Entertainment)

American Sniper continues to draw in audiences and over the Valentine’s Day weekend the action drama surpassed $300 million at the domestic box office. According to Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, American Sniper‘s the biggest grossing war movie in Hollywood history and the second biggest R-rated drama of all time.

Warner Bros also announced American Sniper is now the seventh release (franchise or non-franchise) to reach the $300 million mark in the studio’s history and the very first non-franchise film to surpass that milestone.

“This is another extraordinary benchmark for an extraordinary film. Rarely does a film come along that strikes such an emotional and thought-provoking chord with such a wide audience. Congratulations to Clint Eastwood and everyone involved in American Sniper on the film’s huge success, both at the box office and in the hearts and minds of people everywhere,” stated Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller lead the cast of the Clint Eastwood-directed drama based on the true story of American military’s most lethal sniper, Chris Kyle. The film is based on a book by Kyle, Jim DeFelice, and Scott McEwen and was adapted for the screen by Jason Hall.

-By Rebecca Murray

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