“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.”