Box Office: 'American Sniper' Eyes Massive $63M-Plus Weekend; 'Mortdecai' Tanks

January 24, 2015 6:42 PM

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Clint Eastwood's American Sniper remains a box-office monster in its second outing, grossing $18.3 million Friday for a projected $63-million-plus weekend, putting its domestic total at nearly $200 million by the end of Sunday.

The film's hold is exceptional, underscoring its appeal in Middle America and the boost it's getting elsewhere from scoring six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor (Bradley Cooper). Sniper looks to fall less than 30 percent from its opening weekend.

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