After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The biblical epic starring Russell Crowe opened with $44 million.
The teen science-fiction thriller “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley debuted with $56 million over the weekend, according to movie studio estimates released on Sunday.
Though “Need for Speed” was expected to take the top position at the box office, it was “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” which grabbed the lead, with the action flick coming in third place.
The shirtless warriors of the “300” sequel ravaged the box office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million, and an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
Liam Neeson’s airline thriller “Non-Stop” arrived in first place at the weekend box office, effectively ending the three-week blockade of “The LEGO Movie” at the top spot.
Action-packed new releases “Pompeii” and “3 Days to Kill” couldn’t stack up to “The LEGO Movie,” which took the top box office spot again in its third weekend.
In its second outing, “The LEGO Movie” earned $48.8 million to take first place at the weekend box office again, holding off newcomers “About Last Night” and “RoboCop.”
“The LEGO Movie” clicked with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million to reach the top of the weekend box office in its debut, according to studio estimates.
With Super Bowl XLVIII weekend in full swing, “Ride Along” remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office.
The Kevin Hart comedy “Ride Along” continued to speed through a typically quiet box-office frame, while the monster thriller “I, Frankenstein” couldn’t be roused from the dead.
The new buddy cop comedy “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a record-setting $41.2 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The patriotic Navy SEAL drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster smashed expectations to earn $38.5 million domestically in its first weekend in wide release.