Mission Creep

American-SniperSee the rubber baby everyone’s talking about! 

At least I assume that’s how the juggernaut that is Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper pulled in a ridiculous $64 million over the weekend, breaking $200 million domestically and leaving everything else in the dust — not that everything else had much of a chance. The Boy Next Door opened in second place with a decent $15 million, but the week’s other major contenders, Strange Magic and Mortdecai proved dead on arrival.

Yup, George Lucas’ CG jukebox musical opened in seventh place with a piddly $5.53 million, while Johnny Depp’s risible comedy scraped into ninth with $4.13 million. You can fool some of the people all of the time, et cetera et cetera.

I mean, American Sniper is awful too, but at least it’s topical.

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