Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results. The TOP 3 this weekend were 300: Rise Of An Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Need For Speed.
Last week's newcomers stole the spotlight again, taking the top two spots. The new Aaron Paul film, Need For Speed, managed to snag the #3 spot during its opening weekend.
FROZEN UPDATE: In its 17th week in theaters, Frozen has inched closer to breaking $400 million domestically, bringing in a total of $396.4 million. It's worldwide total is up to $1.026 billion, making it, currently, the second highest-grossing animated film of all time, and the 15th highest-grossing film of all time.
Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...
1. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
In its second week out, Mr. Peabody & Sherman brought in a solid $21.8 million. This puts it at $63.8 million domestically and is expected to reach $100 million by the end of the month. It's worldwide total has reached $148.8 million, which is definitely a good number for week 2.
2. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
The sequel to Zack Snyder's visually stunning 300 has continued to do well at the box office (though, not quite as good as the original), bringing in $19.2 million. This puts its domestic total at $78.4 million and its worldwide total at an impressive $236.4 million on a $110 million budget.
This weeks newest release, Need For Speed, failed to race into first place, bringing in only $17.8 million. Luckily, the foreign market loves these types of films, which brought in a worldwide total of $63.4 million on a $66 million budget. I really enjoyed this film and hope it gets a sequel.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:
#1 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman - $21,809,249
#2 - 300: Rise Of An Empire - $19,201,345
#3 - Need For Speed - $17,844,939
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