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'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' upsets 'Need for Speed' 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 of Eva Green as Artemisia in '300: Rise of an Empire.'
Still of Eva Green as Artemisia in '300: Rise of an Empire.'Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture - © 2013 Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC

The box office results for the the weekend of Mar. 14, 2014 through Mar. 16, 2014 are the following:

  1. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (2014); Weekend Gross: $21.1M; Overall Gross: $63.2M; Weeks: 2
  2. "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014); Weekend Gross: $19.1M; Overall Gross: $78.3M; Weeks: 2
  3. "Need for Speed" (2014); Weekend Gross: $17.8M; Overall Gross: $17.8M; Weeks: 1
  4. "Non-Stop" (2014); Weekend Gross: $10.6M; Overall Gross: $68.8M; Weeks: 3
  5. "The Single Moms Club" (2014); Weekend Gross: $10.6M; Overall Gross: $8.3M; Weeks: 1
  6. "The Lego Movie" (2014); Weekend Gross: $7.7M; Overall Gross: $236.9M; Weeks: 6
  7. "Son of God" (2014); Weekend Gross: $5.4M; Overall Gross: $50.9M; Weeks: 3
  8. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014); Weekend Gross: $3.6M; Overall Gross: $4.8M; Weeks: 2
  9. "Frozen" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.1M; Overall Gross: $396.4M; Weeks: 17
  10. "Veronica Mars" (2014); Weekend Gross: $2M; Overall Gross: $2M; Weeks: 1

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

  1. "Oz The Great and Powerful" (2013); Weekend Gross: $41.1M; Overall Gross: $144M; Weeks: 2
  2. "The Call" (2013); Weekend Gross: $17.1M; Overall Gross: $17.1M; Weeks: 1
  3. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (2013); Weekend Gross: $10.7M; Overall Gross: $10.7M; Weeks: 1
  4. "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013); Weekend Gross: $6.3M; Overall Gross: $54M; Weeks: 3
  5. "Identity Thief" (2013); Weekend Gross: $4.4M; Overall Gross: $123.6M; Weeks: 6
  6. "Snitch" (2013); Weekend Gross: $3.5M; Overall Gross: $37.2M; Weeks: 4
  7. "21 and Over" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.6M; Overall Gross: $21.9M; Weeks: 3
  8. "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012); Weekend Gross: $2.5M; Overall Gross $124.5M; Weeks: 18
  9. "Safe Haven" (2012); Weekend Gross: $2.4M; Overall Gross: $66.9M; Weeks: 5
  10. "Escape From Planet Earth" (2012); Weekend Gross: $2.3M; Overall Gross: $52.1M; Weeks: 5

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. However if you're interested in seeing the "Veronica Mars", AMC Parkway Pointe 15 or AMC Barrett Commons 24 would be safe bets.

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.