'American Sniper,' with an estimated $105.3 million haul, sets records

January 20, 2015 3:57 PM

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Warner Bros. expected Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" to perform strongly over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, but few thought the war drama would pack as much box office punch as it did.

Buoyed by six Academy Award nominations, including best picture, the story of the deadliest sharpshooter in American military history pulled in an estimated $105.3 million in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Monday.

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