Box Office: “Mr. Peabody” Wins The Weekend, “Need for Speed” Skids Into 3rd Place

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After a pretty impressive Thursday night, Need for Speed crashed and burned with $17.8 million. That’s far off from the recent Fast and Furious movies and is much more similar to other underwhelming video games adaptations such as Resident Evil (17.7 million) and Max Payne ($17.6 million). That’s definitely not what Dreakworks wanted with that $66 million budget, but it’s not all bad new for Dreamworks.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman only dropped 34% from last weekend, bringing in $21.2 million. That’s a great drop, but it probably won’t end up grossing as much as last year’s The Croods ($187.1 million). But, after the recent strings of disappointments that Dreamworks has witnessed, this comes as sort of a relief that the film is holding pretty well. Granted, Muppets 2 opens up next week, but there’s absolutely no buzz for it whatsoever, so I don’t think Peabody will have that much of a problem.

300: Rise of an Empire dropped as expected, Tyler Perry‘s new film bombed, Veronica Mars did well in it’s opening in select theaters and VOD, and Grand Budapest is still lighting the box office on fire in only 66 theaters. Now, because I’m feeling pretty lazy, that’s all I’m gonna write right now. Here’s the rest of the top ten below:

1. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Dreamworks) – $21.2 million ($63.1m cume)
From 3,951 THEATERS (5,366 AVG.) / $145 MILLION BUDGET / 77% RT

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.) – $19.1 million ($78.3m cume)
FROM 3,490 THEATERS ($5,473 AVG.) / $110 MILLION BUDGET / 42% RT

3. Need for Speed (DreamWorks Pictures) – $17.8 million
FROM 3,115 THEATERS ($5,714 AVG.) / $66 MILLION BUDGET / 23% RT

4. Non-Stop (Universal Pictures) – $10.6 million ($68.8m cume)
FROM 3,183 THEATERS ($3,330 AVG.) / $50 MILLION BUDGET / 60% RT

5. The Single Moms Club (Lionsgate) – $8.3 million
FROM 1,896 THEATERS ($4,378 AVG.) / BUDGET N/A / 22% RT

6. The Lego Movie (Warner Bros.) – $7.7 million ($236.9m cume)
FROM 3,040 THEATERS ($2,533 AVG.) / $60 MILLION BUDGET / 96% RT

7. Son of God (20th Century Fox) – $5.4 million ($50.8m cume)
FROM 2,990 THEATERS ($1,806 AVG.) / BUDGET N/A / 23% RT

8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – $3.6 million ($4.7m cume)
FROM 66 THEATERS ($54,545 AVG.) / $16 MILLION BUDGET / 89% RT

9. Frozen (Walt Disney Pictures) – $2.1 million ($396.3m cume)
FROM 1,466 THEATERS ($1,432 AVG.) / $150 MILLION BUDGET / 89% RT

10. Veronica Mars (Warner Bros.) – $2.02 million
FROM 291 THEATERS ($6,942 AVG.) / $6 MILLION BUDGET / 76% RT

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