'American Sniper' becomes highest grossing war movie of all time

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'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies.

At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million.


That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.

The movie's distributor, Warner Bros., noted that "Sniper" was the new record-holder after about three weeks in wide release.

"Sniper" set a number of other records when it premiered nationwide in mid-January.

It has since remained No. 1, although ticket sales slowed during Super Bowl weekend, which is typically a sluggish period for movie theaters.

"Sniper" earned $30.8 million this past Friday through Sunday, narrowly missing out on the title of "Best Super Bowl Box Office Weekend."

The war movie milestone is significant.

Critically-acclaimed movies set in Iraq, like "The Hurt Locker," and other post-9/11 features like "Zero Dark Thirty," earned just a fraction of what "Sniper" has earned to date.

"Saving Private Ryan" made about $216 million in North America when it came out in 1998.

Of course, movie tickets cost a lot less back then, and these sorts of Hollywood records don't account for inflation.

"American Sniper" may eventually become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Hollywood history -- that is, if it can top 2004's "The Passion of the Christ," which earned $370 million domestically.

Related: What makes 'American Sniper' different?

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, said "Sniper" is being propelled by ticket sales in small towns all across the country, supplementing the big cities where multiplexes rule.

Warner Bros. and CNN, the parent of this web site, are both owned by Time Warner (TWX).

Internationally, "Sniper" has earned another $67 million, for an overall total of $316.2 million to date.
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'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies.

At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million.


That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.

The movie's distributor, Warner Bros., noted that "Sniper" was the new record-holder after about three weeks in wide release.

"Sniper" set a number of other records when it premiered nationwide in mid-January.

It has since remained No. 1, although ticket sales slowed during Super Bowl weekend, which is typically a sluggish period for movie theaters.

"Sniper" earned $30.8 million this past Friday through Sunday, narrowly missing out on the title of "Best Super Bowl Box Office Weekend."

The war movie milestone is significant.

Critically-acclaimed movies set in Iraq, like "The Hurt Locker," and other post-9/11 features like "Zero Dark Thirty," earned just a fraction of what "Sniper" has earned to date.

"Saving Private Ryan" made about $216 million in North America when it came out in 1998.

Of course, movie tickets cost a lot less back then, and these sorts of Hollywood records don't account for inflation.

"American Sniper" may eventually become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Hollywood history -- that is, if it can top 2004's "The Passion of the Christ," which earned $370 million domestically.

Related: What makes 'American Sniper' different?

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, said "Sniper" is being propelled by ticket sales in small towns all across the country, supplementing the big cities where multiplexes rule.

Warner Bros. and CNN, the parent of this web site, are both owned by Time Warner (TWX).

Internationally, "Sniper" has earned another $67 million, for an overall total of $316.2 million to date.
American Sniper now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office - Feb. 2 2015
It is still inaccurate.
 
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the film is about the effects of war .
it is not a good guys vs bad guys popcorn movie.
You mean the film ends by shooting all of Congress who sent US-fascist-militarists to kill their favorite dictator in Iraq and ended up killing millions of innocent Iraqis?
 
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'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies.

At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million.


That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.

The movie's distributor, Warner Bros., noted that "Sniper" was the new record-holder after about three weeks in wide release.

"Sniper" set a number of other records when it premiered nationwide in mid-January.

It has since remained No. 1, although ticket sales slowed during Super Bowl weekend, which is typically a sluggish period for movie theaters.

"Sniper" earned $30.8 million this past Friday through Sunday, narrowly missing out on the title of "Best Super Bowl Box Office Weekend."

The war movie milestone is significant.

Critically-acclaimed movies set in Iraq, like "The Hurt Locker," and other post-9/11 features like "Zero Dark Thirty," earned just a fraction of what "Sniper" has earned to date.

"Saving Private Ryan" made about $216 million in North America when it came out in 1998.

Of course, movie tickets cost a lot less back then, and these sorts of Hollywood records don't account for inflation.

"American Sniper" may eventually become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Hollywood history -- that is, if it can top 2004's "The Passion of the Christ," which earned $370 million domestically.

Related: What makes 'American Sniper' different?

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, said "Sniper" is being propelled by ticket sales in small towns all across the country, supplementing the big cities where multiplexes rule.

Warner Bros. and CNN, the parent of this web site, are both owned by Time Warner (TWX).

Internationally, "Sniper" has earned another $67 million, for an overall total of $316.2 million to date.
American Sniper now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office - Feb. 2 2015
It is still inaccurate.
So are thousands of other war movies that were dramatized.
 
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'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies.

At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million.


That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.

The movie's distributor, Warner Bros., noted that "Sniper" was the new record-holder after about three weeks in wide release.

"Sniper" set a number of other records when it premiered nationwide in mid-January.

It has since remained No. 1, although ticket sales slowed during Super Bowl weekend, which is typically a sluggish period for movie theaters.

"Sniper" earned $30.8 million this past Friday through Sunday, narrowly missing out on the title of "Best Super Bowl Box Office Weekend."

The war movie milestone is significant.

Critically-acclaimed movies set in Iraq, like "The Hurt Locker," and other post-9/11 features like "Zero Dark Thirty," earned just a fraction of what "Sniper" has earned to date.

"Saving Private Ryan" made about $216 million in North America when it came out in 1998.

Of course, movie tickets cost a lot less back then, and these sorts of Hollywood records don't account for inflation.

"American Sniper" may eventually become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Hollywood history -- that is, if it can top 2004's "The Passion of the Christ," which earned $370 million domestically.

Related: What makes 'American Sniper' different?

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, said "Sniper" is being propelled by ticket sales in small towns all across the country, supplementing the big cities where multiplexes rule.

Warner Bros. and CNN, the parent of this web site, are both owned by Time Warner (TWX).

Internationally, "Sniper" has earned another $67 million, for an overall total of $316.2 million to date.
American Sniper now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office - Feb. 2 2015
It is still inaccurate.
So are thousands of other war movies that were dramatized.
Then so what? I bet Saving Private Ryan made more money if you account for inflation.
 

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the film is about the effects of war .
it is not a good guys vs bad guys popcorn movie.
You mean the film ends by shooting all of Congress who sent US-fascist-militarists to kill their favorite dictator in Iraq and ended up killing millions of innocent Iraqis?
do you always masturbate in public...?
 
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'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies.

At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million.


That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.

The movie's distributor, Warner Bros., noted that "Sniper" was the new record-holder after about three weeks in wide release.

"Sniper" set a number of other records when it premiered nationwide in mid-January.

It has since remained No. 1, although ticket sales slowed during Super Bowl weekend, which is typically a sluggish period for movie theaters.

"Sniper" earned $30.8 million this past Friday through Sunday, narrowly missing out on the title of "Best Super Bowl Box Office Weekend."

The war movie milestone is significant.

Critically-acclaimed movies set in Iraq, like "The Hurt Locker," and other post-9/11 features like "Zero Dark Thirty," earned just a fraction of what "Sniper" has earned to date.

"Saving Private Ryan" made about $216 million in North America when it came out in 1998.

Of course, movie tickets cost a lot less back then, and these sorts of Hollywood records don't account for inflation.

"American Sniper" may eventually become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in Hollywood history -- that is, if it can top 2004's "The Passion of the Christ," which earned $370 million domestically.

Related: What makes 'American Sniper' different?

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, said "Sniper" is being propelled by ticket sales in small towns all across the country, supplementing the big cities where multiplexes rule.

Warner Bros. and CNN, the parent of this web site, are both owned by Time Warner (TWX).

Internationally, "Sniper" has earned another $67 million, for an overall total of $316.2 million to date.
American Sniper now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office - Feb. 2 2015
It is still inaccurate.
So are thousands of other war movies that were dramatized.
Then so what? I bet Saving Private Ryan made more money if you account for inflation.
But keep in mind, this movie is just getting started. It's going to make millions more in the years to come.
 

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Of course the funny part is that Chris Kyle would have hated being portrayed as he is in the movie. He had no inner turmoil about what he was doing, and enjoyed killing people. I suppose an accurate portrayal might have turned off moviegoers. Not to mention the fantasy of Mustafa who gets all of two short paragraphs in Kyle's book, and who Kyle had no contact with whatsoever. In other words, American Sniper is based on the a true story the same way most horror movies today are.
 

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Of course the funny part is that Chris Kyle would have hated being portrayed as he is in the movie. He had no inner turmoil about what he was doing, and enjoyed killing people. I suppose an accurate portrayal might have turned off moviegoers. Not to mention the fantasy of Mustafa who gets all of two short paragraphs in Kyle's book, and who Kyle had no contact with whatsoever. In other words, American Sniper is based on the a true story the same way most horror movies today are.
Another lying retarded faggot.
 

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Of course the funny part is that Chris Kyle would have hated being portrayed as he is in the movie. He had no inner turmoil about what he was doing, and enjoyed killing people. I suppose an accurate portrayal might have turned off moviegoers. Not to mention the fantasy of Mustafa who gets all of two short paragraphs in Kyle's book, and who Kyle had no contact with whatsoever. In other words, American Sniper is based on the a true story the same way most horror movies today are.
Another lying retarded faggot.
About as high praise as one could expect from the neanderthal crowd.
 

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Since Kyle is dead I doubt you have any idea what he would have thought of the movie.

Eastwood made the movie so anyone with half a brain knows its a good moneymaker of a movie.
the film is about the effects of war .
it is not a good guys vs bad guys popcorn movie.
You mean the film ends by shooting all of Congress who sent US-fascist-militarists to kill their favorite dictator in Iraq and ended up killing millions of innocent Iraqis?
Another load of horseshit brought to you by an idiot.

If your going to throw stones about dead civilians why don't you take on WWII? Millions of civilians died there as well. Civilians have died in every war ever fought and will continue to die in every war in the future. Grow a brain you idiot.

Oh wait. I forgot. Bush wasn't POTUS during WWII, FDR was. He's was a Dem. Never mind.

As for Kyle? No one know what he would have said about the movie and since he's dead anyone can say anthing about what they THINK he would think of the movie.

Eastwood made the movie so anyone with half a brain knows its a good one and a moneymaker.

Oh and the OP is about a movie. Not the Iraq war or Bush. Deflection anyone??
 

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Since Kyle is dead I doubt you have any idea what he would have thought of the movie.

Eastwood made the movie so anyone with half a brain knows its a good moneymaker of a movie.
the film is about the effects of war .
it is not a good guys vs bad guys popcorn movie.
You mean the film ends by shooting all of Congress who sent US-fascist-militarists to kill their favorite dictator in Iraq and ended up killing millions of innocent Iraqis?
Another load of horseshit brought to you by an idiot.

If your going to throw stones about dead civilians why don't you take on WWII? Millions of civilians died there as well. Civilians have died in every war ever fought and will continue to die in every war in the future. Grow a brain you idiot.

Oh wait. I forgot. Bush wasn't POTUS during WWII, FDR was. He's was a Dem. Never mind.

As for Kyle? No one know what he would have said about the movie and since he's dead anyone can say anthing about what they THINK he would think of the movie.

Eastwood made the movie so anyone with half a brain knows its a good one and a moneymaker.

Oh and the OP is about a movie. Not the Iraq war or Bush. Deflection anyone??
Eastwood....isn`t he the guy who lost a debate with an empty chair?
 

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Could be but he's also the guy who's made some great movies that have made more money than anyone else.

He's also the guy who's made academy award winning movies.
 

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