Divergent reigned supreme with an opening $56 million for the top spot. With a modest budget of $85 million, Lionsgate should get to work on the sequels.
Muppets Most Wanted failed to meet expectations with $16.5 million in the number two spot.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman took in another $11.7 million in the number three spot.
The sexy Spartans of 300: Rise of An Empire came in at number four with $8.6 million. Its $93 million domestic total is still shy of recouping its $110 million budget.
The indie flick God’s Not Dead, which came out of nowhere, also came in at number five with $8.5 million.
Need for Speed got a flat tire and dropped down to number six with $7.7 million. With a budget of $66 million, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Need for Speed 2.
The Grand Budapest Hotel climbed up a spot to number seven. Never underestimate the power of Wes Anderson fans.
Non-Stop got some air at number eight with $6.3 million to add to its domestic total of $78 million.
The LEGO Movie heroes stuck together at number nine with $4.1 million.
Rounding out the top ten was Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club with $3.1 million.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Divergent $56,000,000 $56,000,000
2 Muppets Most Wanted $16,514,000 $16,514,000
3 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $11,700,000 $81,002,000
4 300: Rise of An Empire $8,665,000 $93,753,000
5 God’s Not Dead $8,564,000 $8,564,000
6 Need for Speed $7,781,000 $30,404,000
7 The Grand Budapest Hotel $6,750,000 $12,961,000
8 Non-Stop $6,346,000 $78,621,000
9 The LEGO Movie $4,115,000 $243,352,000
10 Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club $3,100,000 $12,910,000
Next week it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger versus Russell Crowe. The action thriller Sabotage opens against the epic biblical tale Noah. I’ll put my money on ol’ Rusty any day of the week.
Tune in to see if I’m right.
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Until then, happy movie going.