Via Deadline Hollywood, American Sniper, the movie about Navy Seal hero Chris Kyle, is kicking butt at the box office.
Warner Bros. is reporting that American Sniper is set to post a Friday-through-Sunday of $90.2M with a cume to date of $93.6M. By tomorrow, with the MLK holiday, the Village Roadshow co-prod cume is looking to post a four-day of $105.2M and an overall cume of $108.6M. Unheard of for any wide release at this time of year. What record did the movie American Sniper NOT break?
Among three-day bows, it’s the best posted by a January or February release, beating Passion of the Christ‘s (which opened on a Wednesday) FSS of $83.8M. It’s the largest January weekend ever, beating Avatar‘s $68.5M during its third session (Jan. 1-3, 2010) and it’s looking to be the largest R-rated four-day ever, beating 2011’s The Hangover 2, which made $103.4M.
A+ CinemaScore across the board among males, females and over/under 25. Everyone always knew the film was going to be the highest opening for an MLK release, beating last year’s opening record set by Kevin Hart‘s Ride Along ($41.5M 3-day, $48.6M 4-day). Audience make-up was 57% guys/43% women with 63% over 25. American Sniper also earned the best take for an R-rated IMAX film with an estimated $11.5M ovelike thisr the four-day, beating Fox’s Prometheus, which made $9M. American Sniper’s per theater: an amazing $25,374 over three days and $29,592 over four-days.
At my movie theater, the audience stayed in their seats until the credits were over and then they applauded.
As you can imagine, liberals don’t like this movie because it’s pro-American and (assumes whiny, pretentious tone) “glorifies the killing of brown people.” And it doesn’t show “both sides” you guyz.
Al Qaeda in Iraq used blow torches, electric drills and meat cleavers to torture and force information out of their victims which the movie barely touched upon. But the torture was well known, and a “how-to” book discovered in a terrorist safe house in Iraq in 2007.
The Defense Department released “disturbing images and cartoons showing how to torture a captive found by American forces during a raid on a Al Qaeda safe house….They also found photos of tortured Iraqi victims.”
That’s the side the anti-American moonbats want people to sympathize with.
Get a load of these repulsive tweets from a person who writes for Huffington Post.
He’s too busy marinating in self pity and racial grievance to appreciate the men whose sacrifices allow him to say such stupid things.
Another precious snowflake I’ve never heard of decided to compare the film to Nazi propaganda.
Everybody’s favorite beached whale “weighed in,” too.
Obama weighed in back in 2013 after Chris Kyle was murdered by a vet who was suffering from PTSD. He weighed in by NOT saying or doing a single thing. By NOT making a telephone call to offer condolences to the grieving widow and NOT making a statement about the tragic loss to the nation, the Commander in Chief spoke loud and clear. He said pretty much what Huffpo’s Prince wannabe said in his last tweet, above.
Is that fair? You tell me.
Others who would seem not more heroic than Kyle have received statements from Obama expressing grief upon their passing, including author Ray Bradbury, singer Donna Summer, business tycoon Steve Jobs, Eunice Kennedy, Dick Clark, Richard Chavez – the brother of Cesar Chavez – Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, Wilma Mankiller – first Cherokee Nation female chief – King George Tupou V of Tonga, basketball coach John Wooden, Chicago Bishop Arthur Brazier, and Kam Kuwata, a former Obama political aide.
He also made a statement for Whitney Houston who died in the same month as Kyle:
When singer Whitney Houston passed away from a drug overdose, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama’s “thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her daughter.” He also called her death a “tragedy.”
The White House aides who attended Mr. Brown’s funeral in St. Louis included Broderick Johnson, chairman of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, an adviser to the Office of Public Engagement, CNS reported.
Obama sent 0 representatives to Chris Kyle’s funeral.
Obama made a huge point of calling Sandra Fluke to offer his support after big bad Rush Limbaugh insulted her. But then, Sandra Fluke served his political needs at the time. What political upside was there for Obama to offer his condolences to the grieving wife of America’s most lethal sniper in January of 2013? He didn’t need the military vote anymore.
Obama had just won his second election. And no thanks to people like Chris Kyle.
The famously thin skinned Obama may have remembered that the retired Seal went on the record in April of 2012, to voice his disgust with the president for repeatedly spiking the football after the successful Osama bin Laden raid.
Chris Kyle, a former SEAL sniper with 160 confirmed and another 95 unconfirmed kills to his credit, said: ‘The operation itself was great and the nation felt immense pride. It was great that we did it.
‘But bin Laden was just a figurehead. The war on terror continues. Taking him out didn’t really change anything as far as the war on terror is concerned and using it as a political attack is a cheap shot.
‘In years to come there is going to be information that will come out that Obama was not the man who made the call. He can say he did and the people who really know what happened are inside the Pentagon, are in the military and the military isn’t allowed to speak out against the commander- in-chief so his secret is safe.’
Senior military figures have said that Admiral William McRaven, a former SEAL who was then head of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made the decision to take bin Laden out. Tactical decisions were delegated even further down the chain of command.
Mr Kyle added: ‘He’s trying to say that Romney wouldn’t have made the same call? Anyone who is patriotic to this country would have made that exact call, Democrat or Republican. Obama is taking more credit than he is due but it’s going to get him some pretty good mileage.’
Get the picture?