’Sniper’ shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M

February 2, 2015 12:00 PM

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According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous top Super Bowl weekend draw. The concert film “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” earned $31.1 million earned in 2008.

Hollywood often avoids competing with the Super Bowl as movie-going falls dramatically on Sunday, but “American Sniper” has proven an unlikely sensation. It has now made $248.9 million in six weeks (and only four weeks of wide release), making it the most lucrative war movie without adjusting for in...

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