Deadline has looked at the box office tea leaves over the upcoming Super Bowl weekend and concluded that “American Sniper” will easily take the 3-day weekend with a $35-$36 million haul. If the weekday pace holds, that should put Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece well over the $250 million mark.
“American Sniper” will also easily lead the weekend. The sci-fi flick “Project Almanac” is expected to pull into a distant second place with just $10-$12 million.
It should be noted that every “Sniper” box office prediction has so far underestimated the actual outcome.
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