Weekend Box Office: NOAH Tops Box Office with $44M


Big, expensive and risky Noah eyed first place at the weekend box office after weathering storm of controversy. Darren Aronofsky’s watery biblical epic took in an estimated $44 million to give Russell Crowe the best openings of his career.

On the contrary, the week’s other newcomer Sabotage gave Arnold Schwarzenegger one of the worst openings of his career.

Lionsgate’s teen science-fiction thriller Divergent took a fairly steep drop, collecting an estimated $26.5 million in its second weekend, but the film didn’t fail to meet its expected sales.

The globe-trotting Muppet sequel Muppets Most Wanted came in third place with $11.4 million in its second weekend.

Meanwhile, the Captain America sequel, which opens in North America next weekend, already made a very impressive start and scored an estimated $75.2 million in its first weekend of overseas.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box Office Mojo.