Weekend Box Office: 'American Sniper' Breaks Record, 'Thor: Hacker' Bombs

January 19, 2015


Easily setting a new January record and nearly taking the all-time best opening for an R-rated film, American Sniper this weekend dominated the box office with ease, but also with a deep underlying moral ambiguity. America's love of guns and wraparound sunglasses perseveres.

Meanwhile, Michael Mann's Blackhat became 2015's first outright bomb. The $70 million film, which starred Chris Hemsworth as the world's least convincing hacker, opened to only $4 million in over 2,500 theaters.

Here's your top five:

1. American Sniper - $90.2 million

2. The Wedding Ringer - $21 million

3. Paddington - $19.3 million

4. Taken 3 - $14 million

5. Selma - $8.3 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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