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Weekend box office: 'Peabody and Sherman' race past 'Need for Speed'

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This weekend, last week’s number two movie, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, switched places with last weekend’s number one movie, “300: Rise of an Empire”, to be in the top spot at the box office. Both movies, which were rather successful in their debut last weekend, beat out this weekend’s new releases, of all which bombed. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” made $21.2 million, while “300” followed close behind with $19.1 million; likely, everyone who was going to check out “300” saw it last weekend.

Need for Speed” was one of this weekend’s new wide releases, but it only debuted in third with $17.8 million. Despite the appearance of being a blockbuster along the lines of the “Fast & Furious” movies and having “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul in the lead, the film just couldn’t attract an audience.

Tyler Perry’s new movie, “The Single Moms Club”, performed even worse. Most of Perry’s movies are able to generate at least some modest box office revenue, but this one, which, as the title explains, follows the trials and tribulations of a group of single moms, only opened with $8.3 million, coming in fifth.

Veronica Mars”, on the other hand, performed very well, considering that it opened in less than 300 theaters nationwide and likely only fans of the television show it is based on went to see it. The film wouldn’t even have been made had fans not raised enough money for it on Kickstarter a while back. With only a $6 million budget and limited release, the movie managed to rake in $2.02 million. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is another movie that is doing extremely well in theaters. The film expanded to more theaters this weekend, but it is still only playing in around sixty theaters nationwide. Despite that, the Wes Anderson film jumped up to eighth place at the box office with an astounding $3.6 million; it will likely continue its success as it opens in more and more theaters and positive word of mouth continues to spread.

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. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”: $21.2 million

2. “300: Rise of an Empire”: $19.1 million

3. “Need for Speed”: $17.8 million

4. “Non-Stop”: $10.6 million

5. “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club”: $8.3 million

6. “The Lego Movie”: $7.7 million

7. “Son of God”: $5.4 million

8. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”: $3.6 million

9. “Frozen”: $2.1 million

10. “Veronica Mars”: $2.02 million

11. “The Monuments Men”: $2 million

12. “3 Days to Kill”: $1.7 million

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

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