Box Office Milestone: 'American Sniper' Hits $500M Globally, Becomes Top 2014 Title in U.S.

March 8, 2015 5:50 PM

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The movie achieved two more milestones over the weekend: It's now the top-grossing release of 2014 in North America, while worldwide, it has jumped the $500 million mark, a stunning feat considering the subject matter. Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who fought in the second Iraq war and is regarded as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

From Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, Sniper finished Sunday with $337.2 million in domestic ticket sales, passing up The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 ($336.9 million), the previous 2014 champ. In the U.S., the R-rated movie has been unique in galvanizing both Middle America and libe...

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