If you haven’t seen “American Sniper” yet then you can count yourself amongst the unfortunate few because it still continues to break box office records weeks after its release. The movie, based on the life of “the deadliest sniper in American history” Chris Kyle, has now accomplished something only 50 other movies have. From CNBC:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Oscar-nominated blockbuster “American Sniper” continues to make cinema history, crossing $300 million at the domestic box office today. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, “American Sniper” has continued to fill conventional and IMAX theatres nationwide. It is now the top-grossing war movie of all time, Bradley Cooper’s biggest live-action feature ever, and the second-highest-grossing R-rated drama ever. In addition, it is the first Warner Bros. non-franchise film, only the seventh Warner Bros. release of any kind, and one of only 50 films in cinema history to achieve this milestone domestically.
Not surprisingly, liberals have used the occasion to attack Chris Kyle, which seems rather unwise given just how much Americans love the movie. What they’re discovering is how Americans react when movies actually show appreciation for the military instead of deriding their efforts and degrading them. Maybe Hollywood is learning a lesson.
Do you think they’ll learn it? Tell us in the comments!