'300: Rise of an Empire' Surpasses $50 Million Mark on Tuesday

on March 12, 2014 by Daniel Garris
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Warner's 300: Rise of an Empire took in $4.21 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. In the process, the high-profile 3D action sequel surpassed the $50 million domestic mark yesterday. 300: Rise of an Empire was up a solid 8 percent over Monday and has now grossed a healthy $53.13 million through five days of release. That places the film 37.5 percent behind the $85.02 million five-day start of 2007's 300 and 36 percent ahead of the $38.97 million five-day take of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman held steady in second with $2.80 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation increased a healthy 26 percent over Monday's performance. Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $37.24 million in five days and is set to clear the $40 million mark on Thursday. The film is currently running 30 percent behind the $52.87 million five-day start of last year's The Croods and 13 percent ahead of the $33.03 million five-day take of 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Universal's Non-Stop grossed $1.68 million to remain in third place. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up a strong 30 percent over Monday and down a solid 34 percent from last Tuesday. The twelve-day total for Non-Stop stands at $55.54 million, which places the film 24 percent ahead of the $44.87 million twelve-day take of 2011's Unknown.

The LEGO Movie placed in fourth with $1.28 million. Warner's 3D computer animated blockbuster increased 32 percent over Monday and fell just 17 percent from last Tuesday, due in part to midweek grosses currently being boosted a bit by some schools being out for spring break. The LEGO Movie has grossed a very impressive $227.12 million in 33 days.

Fox's Son of God rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.096 million. The modestly budgeted biblical epic was up 27 percent over Monday and down 39 percent from last Tuesday. Son of God has grossed a strong $43.83 million in twelve days (especially with its price tag in mind) and will hope to stabilize going forward.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's The Grand Budapest Hotel continued its especially impressive start with $79,461 from just four locations. That gave the Wes Anderson directed film a massive per-location average of $19,865 for the day. The Grand Budapest Hotel has grossed $978,793 in five days, which places the film 31 percent ahead of the $747,257 five-day, four-location platform launch of 2012's Moonrise Kingdom. The Grand Budapest Hotel will expand into additional markets on Friday.

Tags: 300: Rise of an Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Non-Stop, The LEGO Movie, Son of God, The Grand Budapest Hotel
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