'Non-Stop' Takes $36.7M in First Week; $31.5M in Seven Days for 'Son of God'March 07, 2014 12:01 PM
Universal's Non-Stop took in $1.61 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for the sixth time in the past week. However, the action thriller starring Liam Neeson was down 4 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. Non-Stop performed on the very high end of expectations this week with a first place seven-day start of $36.74 million. That places the film 21 percent ahead of the $30.41 million seven-day take of 2011's Unknown.
Fox's Son of God held steady in second place with $1.37 million. The modestly budgeted biblical epic constructed from The Bible television mini-series was up a healthy 9 percent over Wednesday's performance. Son of God placed in second for the week with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $31.49 million and is performing very well with its price tag in mind. The film continues to perform very similarly to 2012's Act of Valor, which grossed $31.54 million in its first seven days.
Turning towards this weekend, Warner's 300: Rise of an Empire was off to a solid late night start with an estimated $3.3 million from late night shows that began at 8 p.m. The high-profile 3D action sequel opened a bit higher than the $2.5 million midnight launch of the original 300 back in 2007, but softer than the $4.6 million midnight launch of Watchmen back in 2009. Just how well 300: Rise of an Empire performs over the weekend will depend largely on whether or not the film has appeal with moviegoers beyond its built-in fan audience.
Fellow Warner Bros. release The LEGO Movie placed in third on Thursday with $1.04 million. The 3D computer animated blockbuster was up 7 percent over Wednesday and down just 18 percent from last Thursday. The LEGO Movie placed in third for the week with $25.66 million. That was down a healthy 30 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to a very impressive $213.97 million.
Sony's The Monuments Men placed in fourth with $0.517 million. The George Clooney directed film was up a surprisingly strong 23 percent over Wednesday and down 28 percent from last Thursday. The Monuments Men placed in fourth for the week with $6.81 million. The film was down 37 percent from the previous week and has grossed a solid $67.50 million in four weeks.
Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31← previous next →
|3||Executive Decision||$6,914,769||-29%||2,289||0||$3,021||$28,760,774||3||Warner Bros.|
|4||Oliver & Company (1996 re-issue)||$4,490,921||--||2,180||--||$2,060||$4,490,921||1||Buena Vista|
|5||Diabolique (1996)||$3,450,764||-38%||1,824||0||$1,892||$8,974,819||2||Warner Bros.|
|6||A Family Thing||$3,020,662||--||1,134||--||$2,664||$3,020,662||1||MGM/UA|
|7||Up Close and Personal||$2,789,353||-33%||1,509||-130||$1,848||$31,272,492||5||Disney|
|8||All Dogs Go to Heaven 2||$2,256,118||--||2,037||--||$1,108||$2,256,118||1||MGM|
|9||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco||$1,988,424||-53%||1,786||-338||$1,113||$20,440,087||4||Disney|
|10||Mr. Holland's Opus||$1,284,122||-35%||1,186||-305||$1,083||$57,730,285||13||Disney|