War drama 'American Sniper' breaks box-office record

January 21, 2015 4:36 PM

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Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $107 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

The film's unprecedented success obliterated forecasts and set numerous box-office records. It easily surpassed "Avatar" to become the biggest January weekend ever.

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