'300: Rise of an Empire' Surpasses $50 Million Mark on TuesdayMarch 12, 2014 11:56 AM
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.