American Sniper has remained on the top of the US box office for a second week with takings of $64.4 million, according to studio estimates.
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is up for six Oscars including best film and best actor for Bradley Cooper.
Recounting the story of real life Navy Seal Chris Kyle, it has now made a total of $200.1 million.
The movie has also dominated headlines. In the past few days American Sniper has been blamed for an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group.
While American Sniper is breaking records at the top of the US box office, at the other end of the scale Johnny Depp’s comedy heist film Mortdecai debuted in ninth place, taking only $4.1 million in ticket sales.
It is Johnny Depp’s third consecutive box office flop in a leading role, after 2014’s Transcendence and 2013’s The Lone Ranger.
Jennifer Lopez fared better, taking second place in this week’s chart with the Boy Next Door, in which she stars as a teacher who has an affair with a younger man.
Family movie Paddington stayed steady in third place in its second week of release, taking $12.4 million.
American Sniper release has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper.
Clint Eastwood’s movie is based on US soldier Chris Kyle’s service in Iraq from 2003 to 2009.
The ADC said a “majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper”.
The organization, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organization in the US, said it had collected “hundreds of violent messages targeting Arab and Muslim Americans from movie-goers”, mainly from Facebook and Twitter.
The ADC letter asked Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper to speak out against such messages “in an effort to reduce the hateful rhetoric”.
“Your visibility, influence, and connection to the film would be a tremendous force in drawing attention to and lessening the serious dangers facing the respective communities,” ADC president Samer Khalaf wrote.
Jack Horner, a spokesman for the Warner Bros film studio, which released American Sniper, told the Reuters that the company “denounces any violent, anti-Muslim rhetoric, including that which has been attributed to viewers” of the film.
He added: “Hate and bigotry have no place in the important dialogue that this picture has generated about the veteran experience.”
Spokespeople for Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper had no immediate response to requests for comment, Reuters reported.
American Sniper has been a major hit in North America, exceeding box office predictions by taking $90 million in its opening weekend – a record for a January release. It also has six Oscar nominations.
The movie has also caused controversy. Some have hailed its portrayal of Chris Kyle as a war hero, but others have criticized it for glorifying violence and for Kyle’s attitude towards his victims.
Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal, served four tours of duty in Iraq and killed more than 160 people, making him the most deadly sniper in American history.
American Sniper movie is based on Chris Kyle’s book, also titled American Sniper, in which he claimed to have no regrets and referred to those he killed as “savages”.
Chris Kyle was killed in February 2013 on a firing range in his home state of Texas.
Clint Eastwood is dating hostess Christina Sandera, Us Weekly reported.
Clint Eastwood, 84, and Christina Sandera were last photographed together shopping at an LA Whole Foods on June 1.
Clint Eastwood is dating hostess Christina Sandera
Christina Sandera works at Eastwood’s Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel, California.
This is Clint Eastwood’s second relationship since splitting with TV news anchor wife Dina Eastwood. Last year, Dina Eastwood filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Post-breakup, Clint and Dina Eastwood were involved in a shocking exes swap. He romanced photographer Erica Tomlinson-Fisher soon after as Dina, 48, began to date Tomlinson-Fisher’s ex–husband, University of Hawaii basketball coach Scott Fisher.
According to new reports, Dina Eastwood filed divorce papers Monday in Monterey County Superior Court in Carmel, California, to end her 17-year marriage to Clint Eastwood.
Dina Eastwood cites “irreconcilable differences” and is seeking physical custody of their daughter, Morgan, 16, reports People magazine.
Dina Eastwood filed divorce papers Monday in Monterey County Superior Court in Carmel, California, to end her 17-year marriage to Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood wife’s filing also states that she and the actor have a prenuptial agreement but that property rights are still “to be determined,” says E! News.
In a bit of spouse swapping, Clint Eastwood, 83, and Dina, 48, are now said to be dating former spouses Eric and Scott Fisher. Scott Fisher was a high school friend of Dina’s who went on to play in the Australian Basketball League and then a job as assistant coach at the University of Hawaii. Scott Fisher and Dina Eastwood re-connected as he was finalizing his divorce from Erica, his wife of 10 years, according to court papers.
Clint Eastwood was said to have reached out to Erica Fisher, and a romance blossomed.
New reports claim that Clint Eastwood’s estimated $340 million fortune will remain intact if he divorces his estranged wife Dina Ruiz.
Dina Eastwood, 48, signed a pre-nuptial agreement that protects the wealth of the legendary Hollywood actor and director.
Without that, she would have been entitled to half of Clint Eastwood’s earnings during their 17-year marriage.
Clint Eastwood, who has appeared in dozens of films including Dirty Harry and A Fistful of Dollars, paid $23 million when he divorced first wife Maggie Johnson in 1984, and was twice sued by long-time lover, actress Sondra Locke, after they split in 1989.
Clint Eastwood’s estimated $340 million fortune will remain intact if he divorces his estranged wife Dina Ruiz
“Clint was determined not to lose a fortune to Dina, no matter how much he loved her,” an insider said last night.
“She’ll be looked after, but it won’t bring Clint to his knees.”
The news came after Clint Eastwood finally emerged for the first time since it was announced that he and his wife had split.
Looking tired and under strain, the 83-year-old director headed back on set to direct his new movie Jersey Boys on Thursday.
Meanwhile, The National Enquirer has reported that former TV news anchor Dina Ruiz has re-kindled a romance with Scott Fisher, 50, an old high school boyfriend of hers.
A source told the publication: “Dina is in love with Scott. It’s like high school all over again.”
Dina Eastwood confirmed the news of the split to Us Weekly on Thursday.
She told the publication that she and Clint Eastwood have been living apart for some time.
Clint Eastwood has separated from his second wife Dina after 17 years of marriage.
Dina Eastwood, 48, a former TV news reporter, confirmed the split toUs Weeklyon Thursday.
She revealed that she and the 83-year-old star have been living apart for some time.
Dina Eastwood also added that the pair remain “close”.
A source told the magazine that Dina and Clint Eastwood, who share a 16-year-old daughter Morgan, have in fact been living apart for over a year, initially splitting in June 2012.
They say that the couple’s decision to end their relationship was “amicable”.
“Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago,” the insider said.
Rumors that there was trouble in paradise between the pair emerged earlier this year in April when Clint Eastwood appeared at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York City with his wedding ring noticeably absent.
Dina and Clint Eastwood had also not been photographed together since November 2011 and they were seen embroiled in what appeared to be an argument at his daughter Alison’s wedding in March.
Clint Eastwood has separated from his second wife Dina after 17 years of marriage
Earlier this year, TMZ also reported that Dina Eastwood had checked herself into rehab for problems with “depression and anxiety”.
According to the website, Dina Eastwood was not being treated for substance abuse problems, but was seeking help for stress-related issues.
Last year Dina Eastwood, her daughter Morgan and stepdaughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood starred in a reality TV show titled Mrs. Eastwood & Company.
Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, 20, is Clint Eastwood’s daughter from his relationship with Titanic actress Frances Fisher.
Dina Eastwood invited the cameras into the family’s California home to display her life with her two girls.
Clint Eastwood has been married two times and has seven children by five different women.
The other main loves in Clint Eastwood’s life have included model Maggie Johnson, who he was married to for 31 years, and actress Sondra Locke, who he lived with for 14 years.
The actor has voiced his not so positive views on marriage in the past.
Clint Eastwood married his first wife Maggie Johnson in 1953, only half a year after they met on a blind date. After a decade of marriage the couple had a trial separation but were not officially divorced until May 1984.
But during that time Clint Eastwood fell in love and lived for 14 years with actress Sondra Locke, whom he co-starred in numerous films with throughout the late 70s and 80s.
During his relationship with Sondra Locke, Clint Eastwood fathered two children with a flight attendant named Jacelyn Reeves, according toIndependent.ie.
Then in 1990, Clint Eastwood struck up a romance with actress Frances Fisher, after meeting on the set of Pink Cadillac.
He later directed the actress in his film Unforgiven, but then separated in 1995.
Clint Eastwood met Dina Ruiz in 1993, and subsequently married her on March 31, 1996.
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