Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results. The TOP 3 this weekend were Divergent, Noah, and Muppets Most Wanted.
This week's newest release, Noah, enjoy a successful opening at the box office, bringing in over $43 million. This caused last weeks top two films to bump down to the #2 and #3 spots this week, each with respectable grosses.
FROZEN UPDATE: In its 19th week in theaters, Frozen has officially broke another record, bringing its worldwide total up to $1.072 billion, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and has made its way into the Top 10 highest-grossing films of all time, beating out Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the previously highest-grossing animated film, Toy Story 3.
Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...
Darren Aronofsky's prayers have definitely been answered this weekend, as his Biblical epic, Noah, takes the top spot, bringing in an impressive $43.7 million. Combine this with the foreign grosses, this new Russell Crowe film managed to bring in $94.8 million worldwide on a $125 million production budget in just three days. Crowe has been on a role lately with the success of Les Misérables, Man of Steel, and now Noah. This is also a great step for Harry Potter alum, and rising star, Emma Watson.
In its second week out, Divergent continues to do well at the box office, bringing in another $25.6 million. That puts it at a total of $94.4 million. There's no doubt in my mind that this film will become a franchise.
3. MUPPETS MOST WANTED
The latest installment of the new Muppets franchise, Muppets Most Wanted, arrived in theaters last weekend and brought in an additional $11.3 million on its second week out. It has officially brought in $33.1 million domestically and $40.6 million worldwide, on a $50 million production budget. This is a very slow start for this movie and hopefully it can bounce back in the coming weeks.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:
#1 - Noah - $43,720,472
#2 - Divergent - $25,619,578
#3 - Muppets Most Wanted - $11,279,128
Join us next week for another edition to WEEKEND ROUNDUP. Which movies will be on top? Which movies will underperform? And how badly will Captain America: The Winter Soldier crush the box office? Check out our next edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP for the scoop!
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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