Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Falls Short of Super Bowl Record

February 2, 2015 5:01 PM

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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Falls Short of Super Bowl Record

It appears that “American Sniper” will fall short of a Super Bowl weekend record, recording approximately $30.6 million in receipts. That’s just shy of the $31.1 million that “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” recorded when it debuted against the big game in 2008. A final number will be tallied this afternoon, according to Warner Bros., the studio behind “American Sniper.”

If the figures hold, “American Sniper” will rank as the second highest grossing Super Bowl weekend release, surpassing “Dear John’s” $30.5 million haul. That’s particularly impressive given that “American Sniper” was in its third week of wide release, while both the Hannah Montana film and “Dear Joh...

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