DreamWorks Animation’s family release Mr. Peabody & Sherman climbed to the top in its second session through Fox after narrowly edging out Warner Bros’ 300 sequel with an estimated $21.2m.
The second session raised Peabody to $63.2m. Meanwhile 300: Rise Of An Empire fell a place on $19.1m for $78.3m afdter two weekends.
DreamWorks’ video game adaptation Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots parked in third place following a $17.8m debut, while Lionsgate opened Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club at number five on $8.3m.
Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel expanded from four to 66 theatres for an excellent $3.6m, giving rise to a $55,152 average. The comedy climbed nine places to number eight and stands at $4.8m after two sessions.
Veronica Mars, the crowdfunded comedy-mystery starring Kristin Bell, opened at number 10 through Warner Bros on a mediocre $2m from 291 venues.
Focus Feature released Toronto 2013 hit Bad Words from Jason Bateman in six sites for $120,000 and a strong $20,000 average.
Music Box opened Le Week-End on $45,000 from three, while RADiUS opened Art Of The Steal on $38,500 from 60 sites.
A24 did well with Denis Villeneuve’s Toronto 2013 premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opening the psychothriller in a single theatre on $18,000.
This week’s wide releases are Summit-Lionsgate’s YA adaptation Divergent starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet and Buena Vista’s Muppets Most Wanted.
Estimated Top 10 North America Mar 14-16 2014
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (2) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (DreamWorks Animation/Fox) Fox International $21.2m $63.2m
2 (1) 300: Rise of An Empire (Warner Bros) WBPI $19.1m $78.3m
3 (-) Need For Speed (DreamWorks/Buena Vista) WDSMPI/Mister Smith $17.8m –
4 (3) Non-Stop (Universal) StudioCanal $10.6m $68.8m
5 (-) Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club (Lionsgate) Lionsgate International $8.3m –
6 (4) The Lego Movie (Warner Bros) WBPI $7.7m $236.9m
7 (5) Son Of God (Fox) Relativity International $5.4m $50.9m
8 (17) The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Fox International $3.6m $4.8m
9 (8) Frozen (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $2.1m $396.4m
10 (-) Veronica Mars (Warner Bros) WBPI $2m –