Box Office: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Defeat 300

Three new movies opened over the weekend, but it was last weekend’s new releases, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and 300: Rise of an Empire that held onto the top spots. Those two movies traded places from their openings with Peabody moving from #2 to #1 with $21.2 million in its second weekend out and 300 dropping to #2 (from #1) with $19.1 million.

Of the three new releases, Need For Speed was the only one to crack the Top 5. It cruised into a disappointing 3rd place with $17.8 million. The other two new releases included the latest Tyler Perry movie, The Single Moms’ Club, which represents Perry’s worst opening yet with $8.3 million, and Veronica Mars, which arrived in 10th with $2.0 million. While that opening might sound terrible, the Kickstarter-funded, Mars was only playing  in 291 theaters and is already available for home VOD viewing.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of March 14 – 16, 2014:

1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($21.2M)
2. 300: Rise of an Empire ($19.1M)
3. Need For Speed ($17.8M)
4. Non-Stop ($10.6M)
5. The Single Moms’ Club ($8.3M)
6. The Lego Movie ($7.7M)
7. Son Of God ($5.4M)
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel ($3.6M)
9. Frozen ($2.1M)
10. Veronica Mars ($2.0M)

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Rotten Tomatoes.

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