March Reaches $800 Million, Falls Short of 2012 Record

April 13, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
300: Rise of an Empire 

 April 1, 2014

Led by 300: Rise of An Empire and Divergent, a domestic box bureau totaled $801 million in Mar 2014.

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That’s down 3 percent year-to-year, and off 15 percent from 2012’s record $943 million.

For a initial entertain of 2014, domestic box bureau totaled $2.4 billion. That’s adult 5 percent from 2013, yet down from 2012, 2010 and 2009.

300: Rise of an Empire non-stop on a initial weekend of March, and won a month with $101.4 million. That’s nowhere tighten to a predecessor, that had warranted $181 million by a same indicate (and many some-more when adjusting for sheet cost changes). Still, it’s doing clever business overseas, and should eventually be a success for Warner Bros.

In second place, young-adult instrumentation Divergent warranted usually over $96 million in a initial 11 days. That’s not on standard with Twilight or The Hunger Games, yet is clever adequate that Summit is going to pierce brazen aggressively with their supplement plans.

Mr. Peabody Sherman wasn’t distant behind with $95.1 million. That’s on a low finish for DreamWorks Animation movies, yet Peabody is during slightest going to breeze adult forward of new bombs Rise of a Guardians ($103 million) and Turbo ($83 million).

Two Feb holdovers dull out a Top Five. Liam Neeson‘s Non-Stop has warranted $85.4 million so far; a film is going to tumble usually brief of $100 million, yet is still a large hit. Meanwhile, The LEGO Movie combined $46.8 million, that brought a sum to an overwhelming $248 million.

Other winners in Mar enclosed Noah ($46.8 million in 4 days), The Grand Budapest Hotel ($24.9 million) and God’s Not Dead ($22.5 million).

As always, a handful of cinema missed a mark. Need for Speed fell plant to a video diversion curse, and by 18 days had usually warranted $38 million in a U.S. (though it has warranted scarcely $60 million in China). Muppets Most Wanted got off to a many slower start than a predecessor, yet it hold good adequate in a second weekend to pledge a final total north of $50 million.

March had dual critical bombs. First, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club warranted usually $15.1 million, and will eventually tighten with reduction than what many of Perry’s cinema acquire in their initial 3 days. Meanwhile, Sabotage finished a month with star Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s misfortune entrance in scarcely 3 decades.

Through a finish of March, year-to-date box bureau is adult 5 percent from final year. The biggest titles so distant are The LEGO Movie ($248.5 million), 2013 holdover Frozen ($135.3 million) and comedy strike Ride Along ($133.7 million).

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