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"Mr. Peabody" tops North American box office

English.news.cn   2014-03-17 05:49:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (Xinhua) -- DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody And Sherman" has become a box-office victory in its second week of release, while the highly expected car racing film "Need For Speed" trailed in third.

The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody And Sherman," a comedy about a hyper-intelligent, time-traveling dog and his adopted boy, took in an estimated 21.2 million U.S. dollars in ticket sales in its second weekend, falling 34 percent as predicted by its studio, according to Rentrak.

To date, the kid-friendly film distributed by 20th Century Fox has grossed 63.2 million dollars in ten days in north America.

Last week's champion "300: Rise Of An Empire" plummeted 58 percent to 19.1 million dollars. The first "300", had dropped 54 percent in its second weekend. So far, the sequel has collected 78. 3 million dollars.

This week's debut "Need For Speed", which is based on a video game that has sold more than 140 million copies, opened in third place with 17.8 million dollars in sales at 3,115 locations. 3D theaters accounted for 43 percent of this 66 million DreamWorks Pictures' revenue. The audience gave the movie a "B+" CinemaScore. Only 24 percent of critics show thumb-up to it from Rotten Tomatoes.

Rounding out the 10 most popular films in North America this weekend, as estimated by studios, were "Non-Stop" (10.6 million dollars), "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" (8.3 million), "The Lego Movie" (7.7 million), "Son Of God" (5.4 million), "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (3.6 million), "Frozon" (2.1 million) and " Veronica Mars" (2 million).

Editor: yan
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