‘American Sniper’ breaks record

January 19, 2015 9:47 PM

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Clint Eastwood’s R-rated Iraq War drama American Sniper opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.

The film’s unprecedented success obliterated forecasts and set numerous box-office records. It easily surpassed Avatar to become the biggest January weekend ever.

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