The secret to the success of ‘American Sniper’

The secret to the success of ‘American Sniper’

It shocked the movie industry, with its $90 million debut ranking as one of the top 40 in cinema history. It made twice the money of the second-biggest January opening ever. It posted the second-best opening on record for an R-rated movie. And it’s already made more money than every film nominated for “best picture” this year….

 

Why is this particular war film shattering records and changing the movie-going paradigm?…

I believe what sets “American Sniper” apart, and why the politically-correct crowd deems it inexplicably successful, is the first word in the title. It’s not just a war movie. It’s an American war movie. It turns out there are still plenty of people between the two liberal coasts who root for the home team.

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