Penny, Mr. Peabody, and Sherman in "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." Photo Credit: DreamWorks Animation

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Speeds Past Need for Speed Earning the Top Spot at the Box Office

DreamWorks Animation’s latest venture Mr. Peabody & Sherman had a solid second week at the Box Office as it sped past the debuting Need for Speed, which is ironically produced by DreamWorks SKG, and earned the Top Spot at the Box Office this weekend.

While the film did see a 34.2% drop from their opening week, they were still able to pull out $21.2 million this weekend. This makes the film’s two week total to $61.2 million. If you toss in the $85 million the film has earned in the foreign markets, Mr. Peabody & Sherman has earned $148.2 million worldwide.

Coming in second place this week is last week’s number one, the epic 300: Rise of an Empire. The film pulled in an estimated $19.1 million this weekend, bringing its two week total to $78.3 million. The film has had double the success in the foreign markets. 300: Rise of an Empire has earned an estimated $158 million in the Foreign Box Office, which brings the film to a total of $236.3 million worldwide.

In the third position this week is the debuting racing film Need for Speed. The film, based off of the popular video game from Electronic Arts, brought in an estimated $17.8 million over the weekend. The film has performed significantly better in the foreign markets, where it has earned approximately 71.9% of their profit. They pulled in $45.6 million internationally, which brings the film to a grand total of $63.4 million thus far.

Coming in fourth this week is the latest Liam Neeson action flick Non-Stop. The film has fallen one spot from last week. The film still pulled in a solid $10.6 million this weekend, which brings Non-Stop’s domestic total to $68.8 million. Surprisingly enough, this film hasn’t performed nearly as well in the foreign market; only pulling in $20 million.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is the latest comedy from writer/director/actor Tyler Perry, The Single Mom’s Club. The film brought in an estimated $8.3 million over the weekend. This is significantly lower than his last comedic effort, A Madea Christmas; however, the Madea movies do tend to trend better than some of his other films.

Also debuting this week in a very limited amount of theaters is the Veronica Mars movie. The film, which was entirely funded by the fans, opened in 291 theaters this weekend, earning an estimated $2.02 million. This equals out to approximately $6,945 per theater. This film will definitely perform better once it opens in more theaters.

Also, I think it is worth noting that even though the film is set to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD this week, the Disney animated sure-to-be classic Frozen is still in the Top 10 this week. The film pulled in an estimated $2.12 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s 17 week domestic total to $396.4 million. Add in the $630.2 they have made in the foreign markets and the film has made $1.03 billion at the Box Office. Yes, ladies and gentlemen…billion.

Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $21.2 million $63.2 million 2
2 300: Rise of an Empire $19.1 million $78.3 million 2
3 Need for Speed $17.8 million $17.8 million 1
4 Non-Stop $10.6 million $68.8 million 3
5 Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club $8.3 million $8.3 million 1
6 The LEGO Movie $7.7 million $236.9 million 6
7 Son of God $5.4 million $50.9 million 3
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel $3.6 million $4.8 million 2
9 Frozen $2.1 million $396.4 million 17
10 Veronica Mars $2.0 million $2.0 million 1

Tags: 300: Rise Of An Empire Frozen Movies Mr. Peabody & Sherman Need For Speed Non-Stop Son Of God The Grand Budapest Hotel The LEGO Movie Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club Veronica Mars

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