'300: Rise of an Empire' Leads Monday with $3.88M; 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' #2 with $2.23M

on March 11, 2014 by Daniel Garris

Warner's 300: Rise of an Empire grossed $3.88 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The high-profile 3D action sequel was down 66 percent from Sunday's performance. 300: Rise of an Empire has grossed a healthy $48.92 million through four days of release and is set to surpass the $50 million mark today. The film is currently running 38 percent behind the $78.50 million four-day start of 2007's 300 and 36 percent ahead of the $36.03 million four-day take of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman placed in second with $2.23 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 77 percent from Sunday; a sure sign of just how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $34.44 million in four days, which is towards the lower end of expectations. That places the film 28 percent behind the $47.84 million four-day start of last year's The Croods and 9 percent ahead of the $31.61 million four-day take of 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Universal's Non-Stop took third place with $1.29 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was down 68 percent from Sunday and down a solid 36 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day total for Non-Stop stands at $53.86 million, which places the film 23 percent ahead of the $43.82 million eleven-day take of 2011's Unknown.

The LEGO Movie claimed fourth with $0.97 million. Warner's blockbuster 3D computer animated film fell 70 percent from Sunday and just 24 percent from last Monday, 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 $225.85 million in 32 days.

Fox's Son of God rounded out Monday's top five with $0.86 million. The modestly budgeted biblical epic fell 75 percent from Sunday's performance and 42 percent from last Monday. While it isn't holding up all that well thus far, Son of God has still grossed a strong $42.73 million in eleven days (especially with its price tag in mind).

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's The Grand Budapest Hotel continued its especially impressive start with $88,166 from just four locations. That gave the Wes Anderson directed film a massive per-location average of $22,042 for the day. The Grand Budapest Hotel has grossed $899,332 in four days, which places the film 31 percent ahead of the $686,179 four-day, four-location platform launch of 2012's Moonrise Kingdom. The Grand Budapest Hotel will expand into additional markets on Friday.

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

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