Noah triumphed over more than just that civilization-ruining flood and landed atop the weekend box office. The Russell Crowe-starring epic from Darren Aronofsky weathered the competition and scored an impressive $44 million opening.
Last week’s top film, Divergent, kept earning money at an impressive rate and is knocking on the hundred million dollar mark in only two weeks of release. The film with great Divergent quotes saw its second week bring the young adult novel to screen effort’s total take to $95.3 million.
Third place belonged to our favorite felt film stars, the Muppets, and their effort Muppets Most Wanted. The sequel (check out the first film and watch The Muppets online) banked another $11.4 million to bring its two-week total to $33.2 million.
Fourth place belonged to another former number one film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. It too is right below the coveted hundred million dollar mark. Its weekend sales totaled $9.5 million bringing its gross to $94.9 million.
Fifth place featured the film that is still surprising box office analysts, God’s Not Dead. It earned another $9 million, taking its two-week total to $22 million.
The other wide release that experts had their eye on was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sabotage. Its first week total of $5.3 million found it in a disappointing seventh place.
Next week finds the “arrival” of the first true expected blockbuster of the warmer season, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We’re guessing Noah’s run at number one will end at one week.
Box office top 10:
1. Noah, $44 million
2. Divergent, $26.5 million
3. Muppets Most Wanted, $11.4 million
4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, $9.5 million
5. God’s Not Dead, $9 million
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel, $8.8 million
7. Sabotage, $5.3 million
8. Need for Speed, $4.34 million
9. 300: Rise of an Empire, $4.3 million
10. Non-Stop, $4 million