In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from "American Sniper." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Keith Bernstein)
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Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" continued to punish the competition at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates.Two other new releases, Disney's "Strange Magic" and the Johnny Depp comedy "Mortdecai," opened in seventh and ninth places respectively, earning just $5.5 million and $4.1 million.In its second week of wide release, the film scored the third-biggest January weekend in U.S. box office history, according to tracking firm Rentrak, and is now playing in 3,755 theaters, the most-ever for an R-rated film.Rounding out the top five, the R-rated Josh Gad-Kevin Hart comedy "The Wedding Ringer" took in $11.6 million, while "Taken 3," the third successful film in a series starring Liam Neeson as a retired CIA operative, earned $7.6 million.
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