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'American Sniper' Easily Tops Weekend Box Office Again, While 'The Boy Next Door' Has Solid Opening

American Sniper has won the weekend box office once again with a whopping $64.4 million gross!

According to THR, the Clint Eastwood-directed flick starring Bradley Cooper is quickly becoming the No. 2 war film of all time at the North American box office, not accounting for inflation, with a domestic total of $200.1 million.

Coming at No. 2 was The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, which earned a solid $15 million in its first weekend.

Third place went to Paddington, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville, which grossed an additional $12.4 million for a $40.1 million total.

Rounding out the top five were Kevin Hart‘s new comedy The Wedding Ringer and Liam Neeson‘s Taken 3, which brought in $11.6 million and $7.6 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new comedy Mordecai fell below expectations, only making $4.1 million.

Jennifer Aniston new film Cake opened in 482 theaters, earning an estimated $1 million for a screen average of $2,074.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?? Take our poll below!

'American Sniper' Widow Taya Kyle Hosts Charity Event with Sarah Palin

Taya Kyle gets into a photo with Sarah Palin while attending a charity event thrown in honor of special ops veterans at the Vegas Show Show on Thursday (January 22) in Las Vegas.

If you don’t know yet, Taya is the widow of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL that the movie American Sniper is based on.

Taya is carrying on her husband Chris’ legacy boldly – spending hours visiting with all the heroes there and sharing Chris’ book, inspiration, and story through American Sniper,” Sarah wrote in a Facebook post. “Like most military families, Taya never stops giving of herself to support others. As more and more are learning about Chris and his amazing American story, we can help continue his legacy by supporting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation at chriskylefrog.com.”

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American Sniper's Fake Plastic Baby Has Everyone Talking - Watch Now!

The use of a fake plastic baby in American Sniper has the critics and fans talking and everyone seems to agree that it was a strange choice!

A clip from the film starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller is making waves around the Internet featuring the fake plastic baby and the subject has been touched upon in major publications and television programs. Some argue that the baby should have been made CGI or just cut from the scene entirely.

In a tweet (which has since been deleted), screenwriter Jason Hall explained, “hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid.”

Watch the scene below and sound off in the comments – what do you think of the use of the plastic baby??


American Sniper Fake Baby Scene

Seth Rogen Clarifies His 'American Sniper' Tweets, Says He Wasn't Comparing the Film to Nazi Propaganda

Seth Rogen was in some hot water yesterday when he sent out a tweet seemingly comparing American Sniper to a Nazi propaganda film.

American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds” the 32-year-old comedian wrote on his Twitter account. If you remember, the “third act” of Inglorious Basterds shows Nazi leaders watching Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), which is about a German sniper.

Later, Seth took to Twitter to blast his critics and clarify what he was saying.

Click inside to read all of Seth Rogen’s tweets on the subject… More Here! »

Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls Snipers 'Cowards,' Receives Huge Backlash After American Sniper's Success

Michael Moore tweeted about his dislike of snipers after American Sniper‘s huge box office success and now is receiving some backlash for what he said.

The 60-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter to talk about his uncle who was the victim of a sniper attack.

“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse” Michael tweeted. “But if you’re on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who’ve come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.”

When Michael realized there was a ton of backlash, he added some additional clarification.

Click inside to read all of Michael Moore’s tweets about snipers… More Here! »

'American Sniper' to Break Records with $105 Million Opening!

American Sniper is set to make a whopping $105.2 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for the biggest winter opening of all time!

According to THR, the Clint Eastwood-directed war drama starring Bradley Cooper expanded nationwide after first debuting on Christmas Day in four theaters.

Coming at No. 2 is expected to be Kevin Hart‘s new comedy The Wedding Ringer, also starring Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco, which should have a four-day debut of $25 million.

Not far behind will be Paddington, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville, which may even jump into the second spot with a $25 million opening.

Rounding out the top five should be Taken 3 and Selma, which will bring in $14 million and $9.8 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth‘s Blackhat fell below expectations, coming in at No. 11 for the four-day weekend with $4.6 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?? Take our poll below!

Who Is Chris Kyle? Meet the 'American Sniper' Played By Bradley Cooper

American Sniper is being released this weekend with Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper playing the real life Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL who was tragically killed two years ago.

Chris, who was 38 at the time of his death, served as a Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009, with four tours served in the latest Iraq war. Chris is known as the most successful sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills and 255 claimed kills. Chris also received many military honors including the Bronze and Silver Star.

During his time in Iraq, Chris‘ wife Taya Kyle gave birth to their son. Chris made the decision to leave the SEALS and was honorably discharged in 2009.

On February 2, 2013, Chris and a friend Chad Littlefield were both shot at Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort in Texas by Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh. Chris and Chad were attempting to help him cope with PTSD at the time.

American Sniper, also starring Sienna Miller, hits theaters nationwide tomorrow.

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