• ‘American Sniper’ Set A Super Bowl Record, STILL Number One

    Eat your heart out all you Chris Kyle-hating, perpetually miserable Michael Moores of the world.

    While Tom Brady and the Patriots were stopping the Seattle Seahawks from pulling off a repeat in the Super Bowl yesterday, American Sniper was making a three-peat at the box office.

    American Sniper continued to out shoot all its Hollywood competition, winning the box office for a third weekend and setting a Super Bowl weekend record.

    The controversial Clint Eastwood-directed film about America’s deadliest Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle, raked in an impressive $31.9 million in its third week. That’s a total box office of $249 million, reports studio estimates. That’s a lot of liberal butthurt.

    More good news for the country? American Sniper’s $31.9 million performance on Super Bowl Sunday beat out the record $31.1 million in tickets sales that 2008’s Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert hauled in.

    The movie has managed to generate hate and, obviously, a lot of support and praise. On Friday, first lady Michelle Obama endorsed American Sniper, calling it a “complex, emotional depiction of a veteran and his family.”

    “This is still the movie that everyone is talking about. It has really struck a national chord in a profound way,” says Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Rentrak. “Even on Super Bowl weekend, American Sniper continues to draw audiences in big numbers.”

    All this is fitting because thanks to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, today, February 2nd, is “Chris Kyle Day” in Texas.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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