Mo's Digital Last Word: BULLSEYE
Clint Eastwood‘s record-breaking American Sniper has the box office in its cross hairs, where it earned an estimated $90.2 million for the three-day weekend for a projected $105.3 million debut over the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend — double what it was expected to do and smashing numerous records.
That’s the largest opening of all time for the month of January, especially for an R-rated modern-day war film.
The previous best for a drama was The Passion of the Christ with $83.8 million.
It is, not surprisingly, dividing audiences and Hollywood itself with the likes of Seth Rogan and Michael Moore decrying the movie as glorifying war.
Others, such as Newt Gingrich and Jane Fonda (surprisingly), are applauding the movie for its depiction of America at war.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 01/19/2015