Advertisement
 
Monday, May 30, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

'300' sequel rules at the box office

Monday, March 10, 2014 - Updated: 7:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.

Seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely, ultra-stylish, blood-soaked sensation, Warner Bros.' 3-D follow-up showed considerable might at the box office. While "300: Rise of an Empire" didn't come close the North American debut of Zack Snyder's 2007 original ($70.9 million and without the benefit of 3-D ticket prices), it performed like a blockbuster overseas.

"Rise of an Empire," which with flexed torsos and R-rated bloodshed further chronicles the ancient battles of the Greeks and Persians, led a busy box-office weekend that also saw an Academy Awards bump for "12 Years a Slave" and one of the highest per-screen averages ever for Wes Anderson's European caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

Though "300: Rise of an Empire" is excessively macho, Eva Green -- the film's fiercest presence -- may have drawn females for what was always going to be a male-centric release. Whereas the female audience for the first "300" was only 29 percent, it was 38 percent for "Rise of an Empire."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.

1. "300: Rise of an Empire," $45.1 million ($87.8 million international).

2. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," $32.5 million ($21 million international).

3. "Non-Stop," $15.4 million ($12 million international).

4. "The Lego Movie," $11 million ($9.9 million international).

5. "Son of God," $10 million.

6. "The Monuments Men," $3.1 million ($3.7 million international).

7. "3 Days to Kill," $3.1 million.

8. "Frozen," $3 million ($3.6 million international).

9. "12 Years a Slave," $2.2 million ($9.1 million international).

10. "Ride Along," $2 million ($1.8 million international).

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Amsterdam man dies in car crash on Route 67
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Cheryl Reese recognized as 30-year employee for county
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    John H. Gentile
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Agencies ask county to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Council to ID skills community colleges need to emphasize
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Students' success recognized at inaugural dinner
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    What's Happening
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Stephen J. Widanka
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Legislature sends local law for solar projects back to committee
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook