‘Noah’ stormed to the top of the domestic box office on its opening weekend, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
The biblical epic starring Russell Crowe grossed $43.7 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday.
Last weekend’s No. 1 film, ‘Divergent,’ slipped to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $25.6 million for a total of $94.3 million since opening March 21.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ dropped one spot to No. 3 in its second weekend, earning $11.2 million for a total of $33.1 million since opening March 21.
‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ fell to No. 4 in its fourth weekend, earning $9 million for a total of $94.4 million since opening March 7.
‘God’s Not Dead’ continued its surprisingly strong run in theaters, slipping just one spot to No. 5 in its second weekend. The Christian drama earned $8.7 million for a total of $21.7 million since opening March 21.
Arnold Schwarzenegger struggled again at the box office as his action crime drama ‘Sabotage’ opened with just $5.2 million, good for a seventh place finish.
The other new film, biographical drama ‘Cesar Chavez,’ debuted at No. 12 with $2.8 million.
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