Chris Kyle biopic “American Sniper” not only shattered records for a Thursday night gross:

But it’s also reportedly on track to have the highest-grossing January debut ever:

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper is smashing records at the North American box office, where it is doing huge business Friday for a projected four-day debut in the $55 million-$60 million range over the long Martin Luther King weekend, if not higher.

Take note, Hollywood: Americans admire our heroes.

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