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Mr Peabody top dog at US box office, revs past Need For Speed, 300: Rise Of An Empire

Published on Mar 17, 2014 6:44 AM

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Mr Peabody & Sherman won the weekend box office derby with US$21.2 million (S$27 million) in ticket sales, outpacing both last week's winner 300: Rise Of An Empire and video game turned car racing movie Need For Speed.

The animated Mr Peabody & Sherman, which opened a week earlier in the No. 2 spot, overtook last week's winner, the Greek-era action film 300: Rise Of An Empire, which collected US$19.1 million from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates.

Need For Speed settled for third place on its opening weekend with ticket sales of US$17.8 million at United States and Canadian theatres.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, the weekend's other new movie, was fifth behind Non-Stop, selling US$8.3 million worth of tickets. The Liam Neeson airliner thriller made US$10.6 million.

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