After Entering the Oscars Race, "American Sniper" Dominates January Box Office

January 18, 2015 5:26 PM

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American Sniper is on track to win this weekend’s box office. Unsurprising, given the six Oscar nods the Bradley Cooper starrer scooped up this week, including Cooper’s third Best Actor nod in as many years. It earned six Oscar nominations on Thursday, including Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Bradley Cooper. The Time Warner release even made it seem like even more of an event via asking IMAX to do a lightning-quick conversion for yesterday’s wide release.

Having played in just four theatres since its December release, American Sniper had already grossed $3,4 million. According to Forbes, it checked in at $30,5 million on Friday, with $5,3 million coming from Thursday previews. The movie is currently on track for a $90 million Friday to Sunday with a ...

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