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'Noah' is No. 1 at U.S. box office; 'Sabotage' bombs with No. 7 debut

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Paramount Pictures' "Noah" debuted No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending March 30, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on March 30, the biblical-themed film "Noah" (starring Russell Crowe as the title character) had $44 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending March 30, 2014.

One other movie opened in wide release in the U.S. and Canada on March 28, 2014: Open Road Films' "Sabotage" (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) debuted at No. 7, with only $5.3 million in ticket sales. The movie is the latest flop from Schwarzenegger, who has not headlined a hit film since he returned to acting in 2011, after taking a long hiatus from acting when he was governor of California.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending March 30, 2014:

1. "Noah" — $44 million

2. "Divergent" — $26.5 million

3. "Muppets Most Wanted" — $11.4 million

4. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" — $9.5 million

5. "God's Not Dead" — $9.1 million

Also noteworthy: Pantelion Films/Participant Media's "Cesar Chavez" (starring Michael Peña as the title character) had $3 million in ticket sales in limited release, and debuted at No. 12.

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on March 28, 2014:

  • "The Raid 2" — $177,000 from seven theaters
  • "Mistaken for Strangers" — $81,800 from nine theaters (Also released on VOD on March 28, 2014)
  • "Finding Vivian Maier" — $63,600 from three theaters
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