abc
QUICK LINKS:

'300' Sequel Rules Box Office with $45.1M Debut

Updated: 03/10/2014 3:00 PM
Created: 03/10/2014 2:47 PM WDIO.com

NEW YORK (AP) - The stylish combat film "300: Rise of an Empire" topped the box office with a strong debut of $45.1 million seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely sensation.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the "300" sequel opened well below the $70.9 debut of Zac Snyder's 2007 original. But the 3-D "Rise of an Empire" beat estimates and easily edged out the weekend's other new wide release, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman."

The movie adaptation of the '60s cartoon opened in second place with $32.5 million.

The Liam Neeson thriller "Non-Stop" slid to third place with $15.4 million in its second weekend.

In limited release, Wes Anderson's European caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" notched one of the highest per-screen averages ever. On four screens, it made an average of $200,000.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Peterson to Play Sunday

    The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that Adrian Peterson is expected to play in this Sunday's game in New Orleans.  The running back will fully participate in this week's practices.

  • Wisconsin Scrambles to Get Ready for Voter ID Requirement

    Officials in Wisconsin are scrambling to get ready after a federal appeals court lifted the stay on the voter ID law. The state's Government Accountability Board sent out a memo on Friday saying that a photo ID will be required to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Benefit for Z's Deli Owner Who's Facing Cancer

    Zeidan Zeidan, who kept so many downtown Duluthians fed over the years, is facing terminal cancer.

  • Duluth Lakewalk Partially Closing for Maintenance

    Segments of the Duluth Lakewalk will be closed for maintenance beginning this week. Crews will sealcoat the pavement in two-mile sections, beginning at Brighton Beach and moving west. Each section will take about a day to complete.

  • Hermantown Police supplied this surveillance photo of a robbery at the BP station on Hermantown Road early Sunday morning. Hermantown Police Seek Gas Station Robbers

    The Hermantown Police Department is asking for tips from the public to locate two men who robbed a gas station early Sunday morning.  Police say the two men with handguns got cash from the BP station on Hermantown Road and fled on foot.

 

Frost Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Iron; Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 9/16/2014 8:00 AM

Frost Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Baraga; Dickinson; Gogebic; Iron; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 9/16/2014 9:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement