"American Sniper" is filling theaters across the nation — and destroying old records.
The Sunday estimate of its debut weekend haul: $90.2 million.
Here's a look at the records that the Academy Award-nominated "American Sniper" already broke — or could break when final figures are released Monday:
- Biggest January debut of all time.
As Business Insider noted, "American Sniper" has easily outdone the previous record-holder, 2014's "Ride Along," which brought in $41.5 million its opening weekend.
- Biggest debut ever for an R-rated movie.
"The Matrix Reloaded" earned $91.7 million on its opening weekend back in 2003. When final figures are released Monday, "American Sniper" could surpass the sci-fi sequel.
- Biggest Clint Eastwood opening.
The Eastwood-directed "American Sniper" easily shot past the $29.5 million debut of 2008's "Gran Turino."
- Biggest debut for an Oscar Best Picture nominee.
That's right — even such blockbusters as "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (debut $72.6 million) and "Titanic" (debut $28.6 million) can't compare to the $90+ million haul of "American Sniper."
See the trailer for "American Sniper" below:
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