Among three-day bows, it’s the best posted by a January or February release, beating Passion of the Christ‘s (which opened on a Wednesday) FSS of $83.8M. It’s the largest January weekend ever, beating Avatar‘s $68.5M during its third session (Jan. 1-3, 2010) and it’s looking to be the largest R-rated four-day ever, beating 2011’s The Hangover 2, which made $103.4M. [Source.]I've not seen the film, but my son did and he said it was one of the best and most inspirational he's ever seen. Here's one trailer:
Kyle has some background he shares with both Generals Lee and Jackson. Born a Southerner (Texas), he was also a practicing Christian serving as both a Sunday school teacher and a deacon in his church.
Yes, despite the left's best efforts, Americans still love a self-sacrificing American hero - particularly of the military variety; which is why many of us will always honor men like Chris Kyle and men like Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson.