Box Office: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' Scores Record-Breaking $30M Friday

January 17, 2015 3:38 PM

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This piece will be dealing solely with American Sniper and its stunning $30.5 million opening day, with the rest of the Friday box office news to follow.

Going into yesterday, the biggest opening weekend for a movie Clint Eastwood directed and/or starred in is Gran Torino, which opened in wide release in January 2009 with $29.5 million. The biggest January debut weekend was Ride Along, which earned $48m over the Fri-Sun frame of its $48m Fri-Mon MLK...

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