American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s movie about the legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has almost completed its theatrical run and it’s officially the #1 movie of 2014 with a total box office gross of just under $348 million. That’s more than Guardians of the Galaxy, more than The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and almost $100 million more than #4 movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Most of what Americans know about the war in Iraq comes from Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Kyle.
That phenomenon is about to get a whole lot bigger since the film is now available to buy on Digital HD from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow. Blu-ray and DVD will be in stores on May 19th and we’ll have a full review of the bonus material when the discs arrive in stores.
To promote the digital release, Warner Bros. has released a clip from the film that features the scene where Kyle expresses a desire to get off overwatch so he can get down on the street to lead teams on a house-to-house mission: “I just want to get the bad guys. If I can’t see ’em, I can’t shoot ’em.”