American Sniper has done something no other war movie has done before. It has beat out Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hank’s World War II classic, Saving Private Ryan, as the most financially successful war movie of all time.
In six weeks it has brought in a grand total of $247 million. Saving Private Ryan earned $216 million when it was released in 1998.
The film is based off the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. It eared $30 million this weekend alone.