Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Overtaking Super Bowl Entries for Third Straight Win

January 31, 2015 3:58 PM

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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Overtaking Super Bowl Entries for Third Straight Win

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War drama will top the U.S. box office for the third consecutive weekend, easily overtaking a trio of new releases: “Project Almanac,” “Black or White” and “The Loft.” This is an unpopular weekend for new big-budget entries as theater attendance is traditionally low on Sunday during the NFL championship game.

“Sniper” earned $10 million on Friday and is aiming for $30 million in its third weekend of wide release. If estimates hold, the film will be just shy of the $250 million mark by Sunday.

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