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Mania Box Office Report: Mr. Peabody Races to First!

Need for Speed 3rd?!

By Robert T. Trate     March 16, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo


Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1 Movie in America
© FOX

So this week an animated time traveling dog takes the box office. In his wake are Spartans and the gang from Need for Speed. I read this interesting comment on Need for Speed and it might sum up Mr. Peabody victory. Sorry if it was post by one of you Maniacs, because I should give you credit for it. The post went something like this: Need for Speed probably failed because its target audience prefers a different medium, video games. The story for the film is “loosely based” on the popular game. Where is the real hook for those die hard gamers? Any truth to that Maniacs? Sound off below. 

Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report on Need for Speed’s failure: “Playing at 3,118 locations, Need for Speed opened in third place with an estimated $17.8 million. That's a somewhat disappointing start: it's lower than the worstFast & Furious movie (Tokyo Drift, $24 million), and is roughly on par with past video game adaptations Resident Evil ($17.7 million) and Max Payne ($17.6 million).

Need for Speed is the latest in a long line of video game adaptations that underperformed at the domestic box office. The console connection isn't the reason it missed, though—Disney's marketing smartly avoided making that association. Instead, the movie was hurt by its derivative nature—moviegoers had this pegged as a Fast & Furious knock-off—and lack of a compelling story.”



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

 

$21,200,000

3,951

$5,366

$63,180,000

$145

2

300: Rise of An Empire

 

$19,105,000

3,490

$5,474

$78,311,000

$110

3

Need for Speed

 

$17,808,000

3,115

$5,717

$17,808,000

$66

4

Non-Stop

 

$10,615,000

3,183

$3,335

$68,805,000

$50

5

Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club

 

$8,300,000

1,896

$4,378

$8,300,000

-

6

The Lego Movie

 

$7,705,000

3,040

$2,535

$236,932,000

$60

7

Son of God

 

$5,400,000

2,990

$1,806

$50,875,000

-

8

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

$3,640,000

66

$55,152

$4,779,000

-

9

Frozen

 

$2,117,000

1,466

$1,444

$396,356,000

$150

10

Veronica Mars

 

$2,021,000

291

$6,945

$2,021,000

$6



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goirish83 3/16/2014 8:37:28 PM

Went to see "Need for Speed", wasn't a bad movie, but way too long.

So much for the prediction that "300" would fall to fourth, not only did it fall just one place, but it beat all the new releases this week.

RobertTrate 3/16/2014 9:29:00 PM

 I concede to your awesomeness. 

Dazzler 3/17/2014 3:20:47 AM

I saw Peabody.  Good solid family movie.  Makes me want to see old ep's so see how they hold up. 

Glad Lego is still drawing.

Need for Speed looks to be a rip of Fast and Furious and I think that's the reason for flop so far.  But worldwide should help it with that budget.

Glad Son of God is hanging in there too, but I hear now Satan got cut from the movie for liberals?  Thinking they made him look like obama?  Wow USA is hungry for real Christian movies and tv which looks like it's happening.  

I helped with Veronica on Kickstarter, I wonder why I did not get link to a download yet? 

 

goirish83 3/17/2014 5:03:45 AM

Robert, I am far from awesome, but I do appriciate the compliment.  Muppets will rule next week, so I believe we can all agree on that.

Wiseguy 3/17/2014 5:16:30 AM

I'm serving crow,

the line starts with Bob and VTG is right behind him ;-)

redslayer 3/17/2014 12:05:58 PM

I hate the Muppets!  Godzilla!  Please come and destroy the city!!!!

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