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Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Sets January Record with Stunning $89 Million Debut

18 January 2015 11:13 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Exceeding all reasonable expectations for an R-rated war drama, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper dominated the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend box office with an estimated $89.5 million.That's over twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record held by Ride Along ($41.5 million), and ranks second all-time for a rated R movie behind 2003's The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million).The Wedding Ringer and Paddington also had solid openings, while Michael Mann's Blackhat was a disaster.The Top 12 earned an estimated $184.6 million this weekend, which is up 20 percent from the same frame last year.American Sniper's $89.5 million opening ranks 41st all-time, which puts it in the same ballpark as last year's crop of superhero movies (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy). Considering Sniper didn't have the advantage of 3D pricing, it's likely that it actually sold »

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