Box Office Weekend Update
"Need for Speed" debuted with $17,808,000 during the weekend of Friday, March 14. Tobey finally walks free after serving a grueling prison sentence for a crime he did not commit. All Tobey wants now is a change to seek revenge on the unscrupulous man who put him behind bars. He takes to the streets to finish the battle. The film's PG-13 rating is due to disturbing crash scenes, nudity, crude language and sequences of reckless street racing.
"The Single Moms Club" saw opening weekend profits of $8,300,000. May, Jan, Esperanza, Lytia and Hillary come from different walks in life, but all five of the women have a major factor in common. They're all single mothers, trying to balance life and childrearing. When circumstances bring them together, the moms form a close-knit club. Mature content and thematic materials contribute to a PG-13 rating.
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" rose to top spot in box office rankings during the weekend of March 14. The animated film earned $21,200,000, bringing overall profits to more than $63 million. When Sherman gets into a fight at school, his dad has to intervene. Luckily for Sherman, his dad is Mr. Peabody, a brilliant canine. Mr. Peabody thinks he knows how to make things right, though he's not counting on Sherman's nose for mischief and mayhem. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" has a PG rating for mild action and brief rude humor.
"300: Rise of an Empire" earned $19,105,000 during the weekend, with total profits now reaching more than $78 million. Xerxes' imposing army is advancing on the Greeks, leaving bloodshed behind. Themistocles takes to the sea to fend off the impending Persian navy. With the ruthlessly bloodthirsty Artemisia leading the Persians, however, the Greeks' triumph could be difficult. Peace will come at a great price. The R rating is due to sequences of stylized bloody violence, nudity, mature content and language.
"Non-Stop" has brought in over $68 million so far, including $10,600,000 of weekend proceeds. Bill Marks begins receiving threatening text messages, claiming that people will die unless Bill meets certain difficult demands. To make matters more complicated, Bill is an air marshal aboard a non-stop transatlantic flight, leaving him little breathing room as he attempts to apprehend the terrorist. "Non-Stop" has a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of violence and action, language, sensuality and drug references.
"The Lego Movie" has seen profits of over $236 million. During the weekend of March 14, the animated film brought in $7,705,000. Emmet Brickowski is a loyal worker. What he lacks is imagination and creativity, but when he stumbles into the middle of a plot to overthrow Lord Business' evil plans, Emmet quickly catches up with the Master Builders. Saving the day could be on Emmet's shoulders. Mild action and rude humor contribute to a PG rating.
"Son of God" earned $5,400,000, bringing overall earnings to more than $50 million. As he preaches his messages of love and acceptance, Jesus gathers a strong group of disciples. He also disrupts the social order, resulting in some very powerful enemies. After the authorities plot against Jesus, he must face a huge betrayal from someone close to him. The film has a PG-13 rating for sequences of violence and an intense depiction of The Crucifixion.
Movies to DVD
"Frozen" is available on DVD on Tuesday, March 18. The Oscar-winning Disney animated film follows two royal sisters with a secret that comes between them. Fearful of her growing powers, Elsa flees the kingdom, but not before leaving an icy spell in her wake. Her loving sister, Anna, will do anything to save Elsa. "Frozen" has a PG rating for mild action and rude humor.
"American Hustle" stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in a dangerous love triangle. Irving Rosenfeld is a lifelong con artist, married to a volatile young woman. His affair with the charismatic Sydney coincides with the two landing on the wrong side of the law. The R rating is due to pervasive language, mature content and brief violence.
"Saving Mr. Banks" traces the fascinating professional relationship between two great minds. Before Walt Disney can turn a beloved children's book into a film, he first has to contend with the book's difficult and enigmatic author, P.L. Travers. The two quickly lock horns over the story's adaptation. "Saving Mr. Banks" has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements and unsettling images.
"Kill Your Darlings" stars Daniel Radcliffe as poet Allen Ginsberg. A burgeoning young writer at Columbia in the 1940s, Ginsberg finds himself naturally drawn to a group of radical and creative thinkers. As they test their boundaries, the young men end up delving into a world of dangerous mistakes. "Kill Your Darlings" has an R rating for mature content, drug use, brief violence and language.