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‘American Sniper’ continues record-breaking reign at box office


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Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is proving to be one of the most surprisingly dominating movies in recent history.

The gritty war drama took in $31.8 to remain in the driver’s seat this weekend. Its total was enough to dethrone the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour as best grossing movie on a Super Bowl weekend. It now has a total tally of $248 million domestically. Popular children’s book turned film, Paddington came in second this week with a total of $8.5 million to narrowly hold off newcomer Project Almanac, which earned $8.4 million. The Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer family drama Black or White opened at No. 4 this weekend with a $6.4 million share. And the Jennifer Lopez suspense thriller The Boy Next Door rounded out the top five with a $6 million purse.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. American Sniper – $31.8M

2. Paddington$8.5M

3. Project Almanac – $8.4M

4. Black or White$6.4M

5. The Boy Next Door  – $6M

6. The Wedding Ringer – $5.7M

7. The Imitation Game – $5.1M

8. Taken 3 – $3.6M

9. Strange Magic $3.4M

10. The Loft – $2.8M