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'300: Rise of an Empire' No. 1 at U.S. box office; 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' No. 2

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Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures' action flick "300: Rise of an Empire" debuted at No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending March 9, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on March 9, "300: Rise of an Empire" had $45 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending March 9, 2014. "300: Rise of an Empire" (a sequel to 2007's "300") has an international cast that includes Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro.

DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (with Ty Burrell as the voice of genius dog Mr. Peabody) debuted at No. 2, with $32.5 million in ticket sales.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending March 9, 2014:

1. "300: Rise of an Empire" — $45 million

2. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" — $32.5 million

3. "Non-Stop" — $15.4 million

4. "The Lego Movie" — $11 million

5. "Son of God" — $10 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on March 7, 2014:

  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — $800,000 from four theaters
  • "Bethlehem" — $69,700 from 26 theaters
  • "Particle Fever" — $34,800 from three theaters
  • "The Face of Love" — $25,800 from three theaters
  • "Skinless" — $170 from one theater
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