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Mania Box Office Report: Big Flood for Noah

Divergent Drowns

By Robert T. Trate     March 30, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo

Russell Crowe is Noah in Noah (2014)
© Paramount Pictures
So who else went to see Noah solely for Darren Aronofsky? Being a fan of both The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream I wanted to see what he would do with this particular biblical story. I was surprised at what he added to the story we all know. I don’t want spoil it for anyone (see Rob Vaux’s review here), but it certainly was the most artistic end of the world picture this year. 

How did it fair, financially, against Aronofsky’s other films? Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: Noah's $44 million debut ranks fourth so far this year behind 300: Rise of An Empire ($45 million). It's a significant improvement over star Russell Crowe's Robin Hood—in fact, it's the highest debut ever for Crowe in leading role. Noah has also already earned more than director Aronofsky's first four movies combined.

Muppets Most Wanted
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
God’s Dead
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Sabotage (2014)
Need for Speed
300: Rise of An Empire

This week, it is all about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Nuff said. 


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Wiseguy 3/31/2014 3:57:28 AM

How about Cap raking in over 75 million overseas. Guess if the movie is good you can sell the star spangled Avenger overseas.


May check out Noah down the road. I still have been very reluctant to go to the movies lately hopefully Cap will reignite that fire

Wiseguy 3/31/2014 4:08:49 AM

Big Arnie fan but he hasn't proved that his name has any draw left. Wow his film really tanked just like most his previous films since he came out of retirement.

How long will studios keep going back to him?

ElBaz13 3/31/2014 5:19:28 AM

I love Arnie too but he is a product of his time. Only decent hit for him was Expendables.

He is no longer lead material. Spending 8 years away from the big screen didn't help either.

I think the best thing he could do right now is play 2nd fiddle and be a supporting character in movies like say the Fast franchise or something like that.

goirish83 3/31/2014 5:53:49 AM

Went to see "Sabotage" last night.  Actually thought it was a good movie, and Arnold's role was perfect for him as the aged and grizzled DEA Officer.  This was a perfect example of the trailers throwing off the story because the story didn't match the way the trailers ran, and it wasdn't a bad thing either.  Mireille Enos' role was fantastic.

monkeyfoot 3/31/2014 8:15:33 AM

Saw Noah and it was enjoyable though not great. I go into more detail somewhere on the 6th page of comments on the review page.

I'm saddened for Arnie because I so want him to have a nice return to the screen but so far most of his movies don't do that well. Hopefully, they still pull in b.o. in foreign countries. If he keeps his movies at modest budget I guess he can still limp along just as Stallone has. Though Sly has a big hit in the Expendables franchise and on Broadway with his Rocky musical.

Gettin' psyched for Cap!

almostunbiased 3/31/2014 8:24:47 AM

Can't wait to see CAP!

hanso 3/31/2014 9:50:37 AM

When he left people had stopped caring about him, 8-10 years later it only got worse.  Ain't nobody want to see no Arnold no more, this ain't the 80s.

Noah was dope. 

Ready for Cap 2 this weekend.

CaptAmerica04 3/31/2014 10:31:11 AM

 CAPTAIN AMERICA FTW!!  Marvel is about to own.

That is all.  You may continue going about your lives now.



ElBaz13 3/31/2014 3:14:47 PM

Tickets bought! Seats reserved for Friday night showing!

I've been going to all of the MCU movies on opening since Iron Man. Must keep the tradition going. At least now, we don't need a sitter. Kids are in for the ride! :)

keithdaniel 4/1/2014 10:58:04 PM

According to Wikipedia, Sabotage had a budget of $50 milllion.  Anyway, I think some of you are being too hard on Arnold.  Even though he shared co-credit and played "second fiddle" if you will to Sly in Escape Plan I still give as much credit to him as I do Sly for the movie which did reasonable well BTW, making $137 million against it's $50 million budget.  Even though he had a smaller role in Expendibles 2, it too did well and I give him some credit for it's success so it's not like he's totally failed since he's come back.

As far as Arnold being able to still carry a movie, that would depend on the material, which usually dictates how good a movie will be.  I haven't seen Sabotage yet but even though The Last Stand wasn't bad in my mind, it was standard fare at best.  Material that should be beneath him at this point in his career.  Arnold may need to take a harder look at what's being offered to him and perhaps hire some of his own writers to come up with his own material.  Regardless, he still has another Terminator and Conan on the horizon so he's not done yet! 



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