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Mania Box Office Report: 300 RULES the Kingdom

Mr. Peabody #2

By Robert T. Trate     March 10, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo


300 RULES the Kingdom
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There wasn’t much competition against 300: Rise of an Empire, which is why it took the box office last weekend. The sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300 brought in $45 Million plus for its opening take. It will be interesting to see if word of mouth and the reviews will solidified it for a second weekend.


Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: “Playing at 3,470 locations, 300: Rise of an Empire's $45.05 million debut was off 36 percent from the original300, which opened on the same weekend in 2007. Adjusting for ticket price inflation and 3D premiums, Rise of an Empire sold roughly half as many tickets. Still, it was a step up from other comparable titles like G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($40.5 million), 10,000 B.C. ($35.9 million),Wrath of the Titans ($33.5 million) and Immortals($32.2 million).


Rise of an Empire was never expected to match the original 300 at the domestic box office. While marketing did a solid job positioning the movie as a revenge tale, the story just wasn't as compelling this time around. Also, the visual style that was so original back in 2007 has become played out thanks to imitators (Immortals) and parodies (Meet the Spartans)”.


It is also interesting that 12 years of Slave returned to the top 10. Outside of the unstoppable Forzen, which hasn’t left the top 10 since its debut, it is the only Academy Award winner to return tot he top 10. Then again, many of the nominated pictures are already on Blu-ray or about to be released. 



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

300: Rise of an Empire

 

$45,050,000

3,470

$12,983

$45,050,000

$110

2

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

 

$32,500,000

3,934

$8,261

$32,500,000

$145

3

Non-Stop

 

$15,378,000

3,113

$4,940

$52,117,000

$50

4

The Lego Movie

 

$11,005,000

3,290

$3,345

$224,974,000

$60

5

Son of God

 

$10,000,000

3,271

$3,057

$41,494,000

-

6

The Monuments Men

 

$3,100,000

2,001

$1,549

$70,602,000

$70

7

3 Days to Kill

 

$3,062,000

2,348

$1,304

$25,556,000

$28

8

Frozen

 

$3,010,000

1,660

$1,813

$393,051,000

$150

9

12 Years a Slave

 

$2,175,000

1,065

$2,042

$53,107,000

$20

10

Ride Along

 

$2,004,000

1,323

$1,515

$129,968,000

$25



We have plenty to pick from this coming weekend Maniacs. Will it be a “Yeah Bitch” for Aaron Paul’s Need for Speed? Will you see if Veronica Mars has any more mysteries to solve? Or perhaps Kurt Russell in The Art of the Steal? Personally, I am seeing Darby O’Gill and the Little People for the holiday (in 35mm)!

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goirish83 3/10/2014 9:28:09 AM

Robert, totally disagree with your assessment here, this site has been bagging on this movie all weekend.  A 45 Million dollar weekend is NOT the result of a lackluster weekend, that means a LOT of people went to see this movie.  Was it 300 ?  No, but it was a very entertaining movie and just what I hoped it would have been despite Rob's review.  If this movie had done 18 million and won, I would have agreed, but 45 million AND beating out a kids movie that did 32 million, I disagree.  Obviously people wanted to watch this movie, and they did.  Usually I agree with a lot of your assessments but this time I don't.

RobertTrate 3/10/2014 9:42:52 AM

 It was released during a very safe weekend. There wasn't a lot of competition, Mr Peabody? That cartoon has been absent for years. As for next week? Well we will see, 300 ROAE lands at 4th. 

metalpause 3/10/2014 9:44:01 AM

 300: RoaE was visually impressive, but that was it. It took itself way too seriously, had no sense of itself, and there was little to nothing to care about as the hero shared no commaderie with anyone. 

6dra6on6 3/10/2014 10:21:05 AM

I agree with goirish83. $45 million is a huge take. If no one was interested in seeing it, and there was no competition, then the majority of the audience would've either stayed home or done something else other than go to a movie theater.

momitchell7 3/10/2014 11:11:58 AM

I can't believe that the budget for Mr. Peabody was $145 million! That's crazy and will probably cost someone their job.

VTGamehendge 3/10/2014 8:58:35 PM

I have to say, I went to see Rise of An Empire tonight because there wasn't really anything else that interested me that I hadn't seen. 

And it kinda sucked.  Halfway through I was checking the time to see how much longer was left in the movie.  No plot, characters who I didn't care about, and it was basically 103 minutes of a series of brief slo-mo battle scenes.  I agree with Trate.  It'll be lucky to make #4 next week.

Dazzler 3/11/2014 4:01:34 AM

Glad Son of God is doing well, I wonder what this will mean for tv studios for doing mainstream movies?  Vikings and Black Sails could be great on big screen.  Walking dead works better for tv for the pacing.  Also I think people are hungry for positive God related films in this day of age thanks to the nutjob muslims messing with the real world.  They should do a tv series at History for Jesus related show.  Untold stories and such. 

VTGamehendge 3/11/2014 12:31:17 PM

Vikings is a great show.  Caught up with the two night marathon they ran leading up to the season 2 premiere.  I find myself looking forward to each new episode more than any other show I'm watching right now.

Wiseguy 3/12/2014 8:31:47 AM

Watched almost the entire season of Vikings, it didn't hold my interest. I was trying to force myself to keep watching but gave it up.

Wiseguy 3/12/2014 8:34:01 AM

300 landing at 4th next week isn't a bad thing anyway. You guys are acting like that means it's a flop or something.

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