(NEWSER) – American Sniper won the box office this weekend, bringing in $90.2 million in three days—a feat that broke January records, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, the Chris Kyle biopic is making headlines in other ways:
- In order to put on the 40 pounds he needed to play Kyle, Bradley Cooper ate an insane amount per day, Australia's News Network reports. "He was eating about every 55 minutes or something like that, and I want to say it was about 8,000 calories a day," writer-producer Jason Hall tells People. Plus, "I think he was working out four hours a day for several months."
- Not everyone is impressed with the film: "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds," tweeted Seth Rogen yesterday, referring to a fake Nazi propaganda movie featured in the Quentin Tarantino flick. Others have similarly criticized the movie for glorifying war, Sky News reports. Interestingly, Rogen's The Interview was recently criticized for trying to make assassination funny, and that critic compared the controversial comedy to American Sniper.
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