Magazine article Screen International

Peabody Rules US Charts on $21.2M

Magazine article Screen International

Peabody Rules US Charts on $21.2M

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DreamWorks Animation's family release Mr. Peabody & Sherman climbed to the top in its second session through Fox after narrowly edging out Warner Bros' 300 sequel with an estimated $21.2m.

The second session raised Peabody to $63.2m. Meanwhile 300: Rise Of An Empire fell a place on $19.1m for $78.3m afdter two weekends.

DreamWorks' video game adaptation Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots parked in third place following a $17.8m debut, while Lionsgate opened Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club at number five on $8.3m.

Fox Searchlight's The Grand Budapest Hotel expanded from four to 66 theatres for an excellent $3.6m, giving rise to a $55,152 average. The comedy climbed nine places to number eight and stands at $4.8m after two sessions.

Veronica Mars, the crowdfunded comedy-mystery starring Kristin Bell, opened at number 10 through Warner Bros on a mediocre $2m from 291 venues.

Focus Feature released Toronto 2013 hit Bad Words from Jason Bateman in six sites for $120,000 and a strong $20,000 average.

Music Box opened Le Week-End on $45,000 from three, while RADiUS opened Art Of The Steal on $38,500 from 60 sites. …

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