It was a simply stellar weekend for two new films at the box office, both of which performed exceptionally well. Here’s what went down:
300: Rise of a Nation debut at number one with $45 million. Thought far off from the original 300’s $70+ debut back in 2007, this is still a very strong number. Audiences clearly were interested in returning to the amazing visual world the original created. It will definitely be interesting to see how the film holds up over the coming weeks, bout for now, it’s got bragging rights.
Debuting in second place with $32.5 million is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The film performed better than many anticipated, but it still has a ways to go to break even on its $145 million budget.
As for the rest of the top five, Non-Stop fell to number three with $15 million. The LEGO Movie was fourth with $11 million, while Son of God closed things out in fifth with $10 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) 300: Rise Of An Empire – $40 million
2) Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $25 million
3) Non-Stop – $16 million
4) The LEGO Movie – $14 million
5) Son of God – $13.5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) 300: Rise Of An Empire – $45 million
2) Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $32.5 million
3) Non-Stop – $15 million
4) The LEGO Movie – $11 million
5) Son of God – $10 million
Next weekend sees the release of Need for Speed. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!