A trio of new debuts were no match for Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the family-friendly adventure feature from DreamWorks Animation. The animated duo took the top spot from 300: Rise of an Empire, making it one of only two films to actually move up in the top ten rankings. The other film? Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which debuted huge last week in only a few theaters, and moved up to eighth during its first weekend of wide release.
The weekend was a disappointing one both critically and financially for Scott Waugh’s street-racing adaptation, Need for Speed. Perhaps the action-driven Non-Stop, which landed in fourth place, proved too much box office competition on an otherwise unexciting weekend of non-new releases. Fandom-driven films Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club and the Kickstarted Veronica Mars movie turned in fifth and tenth debut spots respectively.
|1.||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||$21,200,000||$63.2|
|2.||300: Rise of an Empire||$19,105,000||$78.3|
|3.||Need for Speed||$17,808,000||$17.8|
|5.||Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club||$8,300,000||$8.3|
|6.||The LEGO Movie||$7,705,000||$236.9|
|7.||Son of God||$5,400,000||$50.9|
|8.||The Grand Budapest Hotel||$3,640,000||$4.8|
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