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'300' sequel rises once more at the weekend box office

Every single weekend, studios wait in anticipation to see impressive numbers at the box office and every weekend, I cannot help but think about Arthur Abbott and his wise words from from "The Holiday" (2006). While I cannot find the exact quote, I can remember him stating that box office success did not dictate the success of whether a film was deemed successful or not. This is not so much the case now, which makes a lot of people yearn for the days of old Hollywood once more. The days where a movie could have a longer run and build up success by word of mouth. People miss the days as Arthur states where the box office results were not reported like "like baseball scores on the nightly news." Despite this, we all eagerly await the results each and every weekend.

Still from the film 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'
Photo by DreamWorks Animation - © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN TM and Ward Productions.

The box office results for the the weekend of Mar. 7, 2014 through Mar. 9, 2014 are the following:

  1. "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014); Weekend Gross: $45M; Overall Gross: $45M; Weeks: 1
  2. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (2014); Weekend Gross: $32.2M; Overall Gross: $32.2M; Weeks: 1
  3. "Non-Stop" (2014); Weekend Gross: $15.8M; Overall Gross: $52.6M; Weeks: 2
  4. "The Lego Movie" (2014); Weekend Gross: $10.9M; Overall Gross: $224.9M; Weeks: 4
  5. "Son of God" (2014); Weekend Gross: $10.4M; Overall Gross: $41.9M; Weeks: 2
  6. "The Monuments Men" (2014); Weekend Gross: $3.1M; Overall Gross: $70.6M; Weeks: 5
  7. "3 Days to Kill" (2014); Weekend Gross: $3M; Overall Gross: $25.5M; Weeks: 3
  8. "Frozen" (2013); Weekend Gross: $3M; Overall Gross: $393M; Weeks: 16
  9. "12 Years a Slave" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.1M; Overall Gross: $53M; Weeks: 21
  10. "Ride Along" (2014); Weekend Gross $2M; Overall Gross: $130M; Weeks: 8

At this time last year, the box office results were the following:

  1. "Oz The Great and Powerful" (2013); Weekend Gross: $79.1M; Overall Gross: $79.1M; Weeks: 1
  2. "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013); Weekend Gross: $9.8M; Overall Gross: $43.6M; Weeks: 2
  3. "Identity Thief" (2013); Weekend Gross: $6.3M; Overall Gross: $116.5M; Weeks: 5
  4. "Dead Man Down" (2013); Weekend Gross: $5.3M; Overall Gross: $5.3M; Weeks: 1
  5. "Snitch" (2013); Weekend Gross: $5M; Overall Gross: $31.8M; Weeks: 3
  6. "21 and Over" (2013); Weekend Gross: $5M; Overall Gross: $16.8M; Weeks: 2
  7. "Safe Haven" (2012); Weekend Gross: $3.7M; Overall Gross: $62.8M; Weeks: 4
  8. "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012); Weekend Gross: $3.6M; Overall Gross $120.6M; Weeks: 17
  9. "Escape From Planet Earth" (2012); Weekend Gross: $3.2M; Overall Gross: $47.8M; Weeks: 4
  10. "The Last Exorcism Part II" (2013); Weekend Gross: $3.1M; Overall Gross $12.1M; Weeks: 2

To continue comparing box office statistics from last year to this year, please click here.

For those interested in viewing any of the aforementioned features in theaters, in Austell, the safe bets are always Carmike Cinemas Movies 14 and Regal Stadium 22 in Austell.

If you are interested in renting any of the films mentioned from last year, make sure to check out the titles through Videodrome, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider.

To purchase any Blu-rays or DVDs mentioned in this article please check out your local Austell Movie Stop, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, or Kmart.