Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” opened strong this weekend, with an estimated total of $44 million. That’s enough to get the film the number one spot for the weekend, though it’s just short of the $45 million “300: Rise of An Empire” made three weeks ago. The other major opener, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest outing in “Sabotage,” didn’t fare nearly as well. It’s in seventh place, with a terrible estimated weekend total of just $5.3 million.
“Divergent” brought in $26.5 million in its second outing, placing it firmly in second place. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” continues with its modest performance, adding another $11.3 million to its total. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” stays surprisingly strong in its fourth weekend, with an additional $9.5 million bringing the film just shy of $95 million since its release.
“God’s Not Dead” finished in fifth place, and it may be the biggest surprise of the weekend. Its second weekend total of $9 million is almost identical to its opening weekend. Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” continued its successful run after expanding, adding $8.8 million to its total thus far. “Need for Speed,” “300: Rise of An Empire,” and “Non-Stop” round out the top ten, all falling between $4 and $4.5 million.
Source: Box Office Mojo