This weekend’s box-office report was easily a one-sided battle, nothing that popular Spartan armies haven’t dealt with before. The early reports have “300: Rise of an Empire” ransacking ticket sales and walking away with $45 million at its first weekend at the box-office.
In total there was $88 million from foreign markets this weekend, Warner Bros. opened the film in 58 markets worldwide, and stated that there is $12 million from IMAX screenings of the film around the world.
The film is once again set in ancient Greece, the film is a sequel to the 2006 breakout film “300.” This film jumps around in the timeline, with events taking place before the first film, and some segments that transpire after the events of “300”. Though the timeline shifts, the Persians are still the enemy this time around as well.
In second place this weekend is the new animated film “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” which is a reboot of the “Peabody’s Improbable History” from the 1960’s Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. That film took in a respectable $32.5 million in North America.
This leaves “Non-Stop,” which slid from number one to number three this weekend, taking in a total of $15.4 million in sales.
At number three and still hilarious is “The Lego Movie,” this time taking the fourth spot and adding another $11 million to the film’s coffers. Releasing just over a month ago, the animated film about a little lego-man that could has taken in $225 million.