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'American Sniper' tops the North American box office for a second weekend

The contemporary war picture is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper.

By Karen Butler
Actor Chris Pine (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce Bradley Cooper as a nominee for Best Actor in the film "American Sniper" during the 87th Academy Awards nominations announcements at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on January 15, 2015. The 87th annual Academy Awards will be televised live on ABC from Los Angeles February 22nd. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e55187f28d5dcb6ca19f106a6f2ef351/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Actor Chris Pine (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce Bradley Cooper as a nominee for Best Actor in the film "American Sniper" during the 87th Academy Awards nominations announcements at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on January 15, 2015. The 87th annual Academy Awards will be televised live on ABC from Los Angeles February 22nd. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- American Sniper is the No. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second weekend, earning $64.4 million in receipts, Rentrak announced Sunday.

The contemporary war picture is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper. It made more than $100 million at the North American box office over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend of Jan. 16-19.

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The movie opened in limited release Dec. 25, but rolled out nationally last weekend.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is The Boy Next Door with $15 million, followed by Paddington at No. 3 with $12.4 million,The Wedding Ringer at No. 4 with $11.6 million and Taken 3 at No. 5 with $7.6 million.

Rounding out the top tier are The Imitation Game at No. 6 with $7.1 million, Strange Magic at No. 7 with $5.53 million, Selma at No. 8 with $5.5 million, Mortdecai at No. 9 with $4.1 million and Into the Woods at No. 10 with $3.9 million.

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