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'Non-Stop' is No. 1 at U.S. box office; 'Son of God' is No. 2

Pictured at left: "Non-Stop." Pictured at right: "Son of God."
Pictured at left: "Non-Stop." Pictured at right: "Son of God."Photo at left: Universal Pictures. Photo at right: 20th Century Fox.

Universal Pictures' thriller "Non-Stop" debuted at No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending March 2, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on March 2, "Non-Stop" had $30 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending March 2, 2014. "Non-Stop" stars Liam Neeson as a federal air marshall who is in a race against time to find out who is killing passengers on an airplane flight.

20th Century Fox's drama "Son of God" (an edited version of "The Bible" miniseries) came in a close second place, by debuting at No. 2, with $26.5 million in ticket sales.

A re-released, R-rated extended cut of the Paramount Pictures comedy "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" debut at No. 1, with 1.3 million in ticket sales.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending March 2, 2014:

1. "Non-Stop" — $30 million

2. "Son of God" — $26.5 million

3. "The Lego Movie" — $21 million

4. "The Monuments Men" — $5 million

5. "3 Days to Kill" — $4.9 million

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

  • "Repentance" — $530,000 from 152 theaters
  • "Stalingrad" — $500,000 from 308 theaters
  • "The Lunchbox" — $51,300 from three theaters
  • "Ernest & Celestine" — $15,600 from one theater
  • "Fatal Assistance" — $3,000 from one theater
  • "Two Lives" — $1,400 from one theater