Weekend Box Office: Mr. PEABODY Wins Weekend

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The family-friendly adventure comedy Mr. Peabody & Sherman took the top spot from the R-rated sword-and-sandals saga 300: Rise of an Empire, and also trailed testosterone-fueled actioner Need for Speed, which had been the favorite to win the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

DreamWorks Animation’s $66 million movie sputtered to the finish line with $17.8 million, but it made up ground overseas where it took in $45.6 million from 40 territories.

The action-driven Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson landed in fourth place in its third weekend run, grossing around $10.6 million.

Tyler Perry‘s latest hit-and-miss melodrama The Single Moms Club and Warner Bros.’ PG-13-rated Veronica Mars movie turned in fifth and tenth debut spots.

The animated hit The LEGO Movie and Disney’s Frozen are still battling it out – with its total to $236.9 million, LEGO holding its place as the highest grossing movie of 2014 so far, while Frozen celebrated its 16th consecutive weekend in the Top 10 and it closer to $400 million.

Moreover, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel moved up to eighth during its first weekend of wide release with $3.7 million this weekend.

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

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