Friday Report: ‘300’ Flexes Its Muscles with $17.7 Million

March 9, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
300: Rise of an Empire 

 March 8, 2014

300: Rise of An Empire ruled a box bureau on Friday with an considerable $17.7 million. Mr. Peabody Sherman was a apart second, while The Grand Budapest Hotel got off to one of a best starts ever for a singular release.

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As expected, Rise of an Empire‘s $17.7 million was significantly reduce than a original movie‘s $28.1 million initial day haul. Still, it’s a conspicuous alleviation over identical Mar releases like 10,000 B.C. ($12.5 million) and Olympus Has Fallen ($10 million). If Rise of an Empire plays out like a initial movie, it will acquire over $44 million for a three-day weekend.

Mr. Peabody Sherman
took second place with an estimated $8 million. In comparison, past DreamWorks Animation cinema How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods non-stop to $12.1 million and $11.6 million, respectively. One splendid spot, during least, is that Peabody seems to be joining with audiences: a film perceived a clever “A” CinemaScore. For a three-day frame, Peabody should breeze adult around $30 million.

fell to third place with an estimated $4.7 million (down 53 percent). Through 8 days, a Liam Neeson thriller has warranted $41 million.

Son of God
plummeted 72 percent to $2.7 million. To date, a big-screen chronicle of a History Channel’s Bible mini-series has taken in $34.2 million.

In fifth place, The LEGO Movie fell 40 percent to $2.66 million. It’s now grossed $216.6 million, that is some-more than Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax warranted in a whole run.

Playing during only 4 theaters, Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel non-stop to $260,000 yesterday. That translates to a conspicuous per-theater normal of $65,000; in comparison, Moonrise Kingdom averaged $43,082 on a initial day. For a weekend, The Grand Budapest Hotel should normal around $190,000, that would put it in a Top 10 all-time.

Weekend Projections

1. 300 – $44 million
2. Mr. Peabody – $30 million
3. Non-Stop – $15 million
4. LEGO Movie – $11 million
5. Son of God – $10 million

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