Warner Bros.’ sequel to their 2007 smash hit 300 was released this weekend, and it took the #1 spot at the box-office. 300: Rise of the Empire was another success despite director Zach Snyder (300, Watchmen) moving over to a producing capacity this time around. He is off building the sequel to Man of Steel and laying the foundation for the Justice League on film. Box Office Mojo (‘300 Sequel Conquers Box-Office) reports that the sequel won the weekend, pulling in an estimated $45 million dollars. Dreamworks’ remake of the 1960’s cartoon Mr. Peabody and Sherman came in second with an estimated $32 million. This is an even more disappointing figure because the property spawned from the legendary cartoon, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. 3oo: Rise of the Empire should be considered a mild success due to the fact it was released nearly seven years after the original, carries an R rating, and lacks any major star power. In its second week of release, Non-Stop came in third with a little over $14 million. The Lego Movie continued…building… on its success in fourth with $11 million and The Son of God pulled in $10 million to round out the top five. A healthy weekend at the box office that indicates audiences are eager  to be amazed. Here is the past weekend’s box-office results:

Movie
Title
Weekend Gross Weeks Released Total Gross
1 300: Rise of an Empire $45.05M 1 $45.05M
2 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $32.50M 1 $32.50M
3 Non-Stop $15.40M 2 $52.14M
4 The LEGO Movie $11.01M 5 $224.97M
5 Son of God $10.00M 2 $41.49M
6 The Monuments Men $3.10M 5 $70.60M
7 3 Days to Kill $3.06M 3 $25.56M
8 Frozen (2013) $3.01M 16 $393.05M
9 12 Years a Slave $2.18M 21 $53.11M
10 Ride Along $2.00M 8 $129.97M

A lot of people spent the weekend at the movies, let us know how it went!

-Braxter Timberlake-

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