Box Office Top 3: 'American Sniper' Shatters Jan. Records
"American Sniper" finally opened nationwide Friday, taking the No. 1 spot for the weekend and setting records with a $90M debut.By Jamal Andress | January 18, 2015
This week, moviegoers help Bradley Cooper and his new film "American Sniper" make some box office history.
"American Sniper" technically premiered Christmas weekend but finally opened nationwide Friday, taking the No. 1 spot for this weekend and for this month by a landslide and bringing in an estimated $90 million.
When it comes to movie openings, January is traditionally a weaker month. In May, the top 10 biggest debut weekends are all above $100 million, whereas January's previous record holder, "Ride Along," was sitting just above $41 million.