“American Sniper” had another insanely huge weekend at the box office.
The Clint Eastwood film, starring Bradley Cooper, made another $US64 million over the past three days, setting its worldwide box office total at over $US247 million after being wide-released in theatres for two weeks.
This is huge because the types of movies that usually only have second big weekends at the box office usually fall under one of two categories: They’re either a comic book movie or sequel.
Only seven movies have had larger second weekends at the box office:
|Movie||Second Weekend at Box Office||Opening Weekend|
|8. “American Sniper” (2015)||$US64.4 million||$US89.2 million|
|7. “Spider-Man” (2002)||$US71.4 million||$US114.8 million|
|6. “Shrek 2” (2004)||$US72.2 million||$US108 million|
|5. “Iron Man 3” (2013)||$US72.5 million||$US174.1 million|
|4. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013)||$US74.2 million||$US158 million|
|3. “The Dark Knight” (2008)||$US75.2 million||$US158.4 million|
|2. “Avatar” (2009)||$US75.6 million||$US77 million|
|1. “The Avengers” (2012)||$US103.1 million||$US207.4 million|
All of those movies have one thing in common, they all made over $US800 million at the box office.
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