'300: Rise of an Empire' #1 on Tuesday with $2.03 Million

on March 19, 2014 by Daniel Garris

Warner's 300: Rise of an Empire grossed $2.03 million on Tuesday to remain in first place. The high-profile 3D action sequel increased 17 percent over Monday, but was still down 52 percent from last Tuesday. 300: Rise of an Empire has grossed a healthy $82.17 million through twelve days of release. That places the film 40 percent behind the $135.94 million twelve-day take of 2007's 300 and 33 percent ahead of the $61.86 million twelve-day gross of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman held steady in second place with $1.59 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up just 2 percent over Monday and down 43 percent from last Tuesday. With a respectable twelve-day take of $66.94 million, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is running 31.5 percent behind the $97.76 million twelve-day gross of last year's The Croods.

Need for Speed took in $1.54 million to remain in third. The 3D video game based action film from Disney and DreamWorks trailed Mr. Peabody & Sherman by a slim $45,640 for the day. Need for Speed was up 26 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. Despite the very solid daily hold on Tuesday, Need for Speed continues to perform below pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $20.61 million.

Universal's Non-Stop took fourth place with $1.07 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $70.73 million through 19 days of release. Non-Stop was up 24 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club took in $0.54 million on Tuesday to continue to claim seventh place. The latest Tyler Perry directed film from Lionsgate was up 22 percent over Monday, but has grossed just $9.06 million in its first five days. That easily represents the softest start ever for a film directed by Perry and it appears highly likely that The Single Moms Club won't be around in theatres for long.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's The Grand Budapest Hotel continued its especially impressive performance with $370,528 from 66 locations on Tuesday. That gave the Wes Anderson directed film a per-location average of $5,614 for the day. The Grand Budapest Hotel has grossed $5.49 million in twelve days of platform releae and is in terrific shape to hold up well as it continues to expand into additional locations going forward.

Tags: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, Non-Stop, Need for Speed, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire

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