Comfortable win for ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’

March 10th, 2014 - Graham Eley

Warner Bros ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’, starring Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green, easily won the North American weekend box office with a strong $45m from 3470 theatres.  It was at the top end of market expectations notwithstanding poor reviews and an average ‘B’ CinemaScore from first night audiences.  The R-rated epic adventure is the sequel to ‘300’ with Noam Murro (‘Smart People’) taking over the directorial duties from Zack Snyder, who returns as co-writer and one of six producers.  Needless to say, the film benefited from 3D premium screenings, which accounted for 63 percent of the weekend’s takings.

 

The other weekend wide opener, ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ finished second after grossing $32.5m from a market high 3,934 theatres; easily exceeding market forecasts after strong reviews and an excellent ‘A’ CinemaScore.  Rob Minkoff (‘Lion King’) directs the DreamWorks feature based on characters from the Sixties TV animation,  ‘Peabody’s Improbable History’, which formed part of ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.  Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick and James Earl Jones are amongst those providing the voices.buy cialis paypal paymentcialis order online usacialis cost in canada buy cialis 100mg online cheap cialis 20 mggeneric cialis images cialis buy online india

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