'American Sniper' continues Friday box office lead

January 31, 2015 7:02 PM

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There is no stopping “American Sniper,” as the film took the top spot in the Friday box office for the third week in a row. The Clint Eastwood-directed war drama pulled in another $10 million and is expected to reign the entire Super Bowl weekend with an estimated take of $35 million to $40 million.

The adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow about $58 million to make. It follows the story of Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a Navy SEAL known as the most lethal sniper in American history. Since its wide release three weeks ago, the film has grossed...

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