There seems to be a legal question with many answers behind the rights to royalties from American Sniper the movie and the book. The accounts of the movie and the book are about a former Navy SEAL known as Chris Kyle, who was killed in Texas in 2013 while caring for a fellow war veteran. The company that Kyle founded and his wife, Taya Kyle, are fighting over royalties from American Sniper film and other assets.
The movie, American Sniper, has already brought over $130 million in ticket sales domestically in the first week of release. The movie surprised Hollywood with its $107 million ticket sales in the release weekend. That was a rare achievement for a January drama release.