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 Non-Stop.
This weeks newcomers stole the spotlight again, taking the top two spots. The new Liam Neeson film, Non-Stop, managed to cling on to the Top 3 for a second week in a row.
On an impressive side note, The Grand Budapest Hotel set a box office record this weekend. Wes Anderson's newest film, which was played in only four theaters, managed to gross $811,166, which is an average of $202,792 per screen. This makes it the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time.
FROZEN UPDATE: In its 16 week in theaters, Frozen has inched closer to breaking $400 million domestically, bringing in a total of $393 million. It's worldwide total is up to $1,009,394,668, making it, currently, the second highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...
1. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
Seven years after the original, 300: Rise Of An Empire has finally hit theaters. Now, even though it didn't do as good as the first film, it still managed to dominate the box office, bringing in $45 million domestically and $132.8 million worldwide on a $110 million production budget. This is a nice opening for this film and could allow them to do a third, if they so desire.
2. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
The newest Dreamworks animated film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on characters from the beloved 1960's cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, has finally arrived. However, it didn't perform as well as hoped. It brought in $32.2 million domestically, which makes it the 18th highest-grossing Dreamworks animated film. It managed to make $98 million worldwide on a $145 million production budget.
In its second week out, Non-Stop has managed to stay in the Top 3, bringing in $15.8 million this weekend with a worldwide total of $72.6 million. This film is turning out to be another successful Liam Neeson action film, a genre which he has become quite impressive in.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:
#1 - 300: Rise Of An Empire - $45,038,460
#2 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman - $32,207,057
#3 - Non-Stop - $15,829,605
Join us next week for another edition to WEEKEND ROUNDUP. Which movies will be on top? Which movies will underperform? Check out our next edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP for the scoop!
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