Dreamworks' Mr. Peabody and Sherman took #1 this weekend, pulling in $21 million for the top spot, while the new releases failed to gain any traction. The animated film has now earned $63 million total but faces direct competition from Muppets Most Wanted for the family audience next week, so we'll have to see how it holds up then. 300: Rise of an Empire fell to second place with $19 million and a 57% drop from its debut, mounting a total of $78 million domestic, well behind the chart numbers of the first movie.
The weekend's new opener Need for Speed pulled in a disappointing $17 million, even though its overseas grosses were much bigger, taking in about $45 million from several European countries and China. Meanwhile Non-Stop is hanging on well, coming in fourth with $10 million, and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club bombed with just $8 million, his lowest opening weekend ever.
- Mr. Peabody and Sherman- $21.2 million
- 300: Rise of an Empire- $19.1 million
- Need for Speed- $17.8 million
- Non-Stop- $10.6 million
- Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club- $8.3 million
In limited release, The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to be a big success, earning over $3 million on just 66 screens, while Veronica Mars, released on Video on Demand and in 270 theaters nationwide, pulled in $2 million. Next week it's the wide releases of Divergent and Muppets Most Wanted, which should amount to a much bigger box office overall than this weekend.