After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office.Paramount’s biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $ 44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The imaginative take on the tale of Noah’s Ark by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky led some religious groups to claim the story had been inaccurately portrayed and prompted Paramount… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Noah' Debuts at No. 1 With $44 Million
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Noah – $ 44.0 million ($ 44.0 million total)
2. Divergent – $ 26.5 million ($ 95.2 million total)
3. Muppets Most Wanted – $ 11.3 million ($ 33.2 million total)
4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $ 9.5 million ($ 94.9 million total)
5. God’s Not Dead – $ 9.0 million ($ 22.0 million total)
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
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