Weekend Box Office Report: Viewers Flood Theaters to See 'Noah'


Bad puns notwithstanding, the box office was very good to one of our new releases, which earned a goodly amount above its predicted gross range. The other films, holdouts and new releases alike, did okay as well, but Noah most definitely won the day.

The Biblically-inspired film earned itself a respectable gross of $44 million—almost $10 million more than it was predicted to earn, which is even more impressive when you consider that it had the recent release of Divergent to contend with.

Speaking of which, the latest book-to-film sensation made itself another $26.5 million over the weekend, for an already-hefty total of $95.2 million. It was followed for the second weekend in a row by its fellow release from last weekend, Muppets Most Wanted, which pulled in more humble earnings of $11.3 million this weekend, totaling at $33.2 million.

Next came Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which is clinging tenaciously to the upper spots on the charts with revenues of $9.5 million and a total of $94.9 million so far. It was followed by a film in limited release, God’s Not Dead, which has done very well for an indie film at $9 million this weekend, and $22 million overall (religion’s a hot topic for film these past few weeks, it seems).

Our other new release, Sabotage, did not prove to be as lucrative an enterprise as the other films this weekend, earning only $5.3 million.
Before I sign off for this weekend, I wanted to apologize for missing last weekend’s box office report—here’s a brief summary of how last weekend turned out, so you stay informed on the exciting and tumultuous world of the film industry:

1. Divergent: $54.6 million
2. Muppets Most Wanted: $17 million
3. Mr. Peabody and Sherman: $11.8 million, $81.1 million total
4. God’s Not Dead: $9.2 million
5. 300: Rise of an Empire: $8.5 million, $93.5 million total

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