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Weekend box office: '300' sequel slashes through 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman'

Zack Snyder’s 2006 graphic novel-turned-movie “300” was an instant cult favorite when it was released, and, as this weekend’s box office proves, the franchise is obviously still popular. The long-awaited sequel to “300”, “300: Rise of an Empire”, which depicts the events directly after the end of the last film, grossed a whopping $45.05 million this weekend, slaying its competition, including the new family-friendly animated film “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”.

Eva Green as Artemisia in '300: Rise of an Empire'
Warner Brothers

“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” still performed decently, although it wasn’t as successful as previous films from Dreamworks Animation and probably most appealed to those who are familiar with the classic cartoon the film is based on. About the adventures of a super-smart dog and his adopted human boy, the movie debuted in second with $32.5 million. Last weekend’s number one movie, the thriller “Non-Stop”, followed in third with $15.3 million.

Meanwhile, the film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” opened in four theaters nationwide this weekend, still managing to gross $800,000. It will be expanding to more theaters nationwide over the next several weeks. The historical drama “12 Years a Slave” also received a boost in box office this weekend, jumping back into the top twelve after opening back up in more theaters following its Best Picture Oscar win last weekend.

The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “300: Rise of an Empire”: $45.05 million

2. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”: $32.5 million

3. “Non-Stop”: $15.3 million

4. “The Lego Movie”: $11 million

5. “Son of God”: $10 million

6. “The Monuments Men”: $3.1 million

7. “3 Days to Kill”: $3.06 million

8. “Frozen”: $3.01 million

9. “12 Years a Slave”: $2.1 million

10. “Ride Along”: $2 million

11. “Robocop”: $2 million

12. “About Last Night”: $1.6 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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