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BOX OFFICE FALLS, NEED FOR SPEED AMONG THE NEEDY

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The weekend box office was down more than 20 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago as several film performed well under predictions. The top 12 films earned $102.34 million, down from $128.28 last year, according to Rentrak. Leading this weekend’s top finishers was 20th Century Fox’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which earned $21.81 million, down 32 percent from its opening. In its second weekend, it rose above the two movies that were expected to battle it out for first place, Warner Bros.’ 300: Rise of an Empire, which dropped 57 percent to $19.20 million, and DreamWorks/Disney’s Need for Speed, which opened with a disappointing $17.84 million. The standout performer of the weekend once again was Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which raked in $3.64 million in just 66 theaters, or $55,122 per theater. Box Office Mojo reported on Monday that it was the largest per-theater average for any film in history playing in more than 50 theaters.