|Top 10 Films: Weekend of 03/07/14|
|1||300: Rise of an Empi||1||45.05||45|
|2||Mr. Peabody and Sher||1||32.50||33|
|4||Lego Movie, The||5||11.01||225|
|5||Son of God||2||10.00||41|
|6||Monuments Men, The||5||3.10||71|
|7||3 Days to Kill||3||3.06||26|
|9||12 Years a Slave||21||2.18||53|
In four runs, Wes Anderson’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel scored strongly with about 800K in a limited opening helping push this weekend’s numbers a bit above last year’s take.
IMAX reports a record R rated March opening of 6.8 Million on 342 screens for 300, with 17 of the films top 20 domestic engagements coming from IMAX locations.
Upcoming on 3/14 (also known as Pi day for the approximation of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and another less intellectual calendar event) are Need for Speed and Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club. They face off against a couple of less than stellar entries from last year, The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. As such we expect a continuation of the bullish results year over year for next week.
Of note to those finally anticipating the upcoming seasonal weather in Kansas, the locally sourced film Jayhawkers opened to numerous sold out performances and a strong review in the Kansas City area in two theatres. The dramatization of the tribulations surrounding Wilt Chamberlain as he stepped from the multi-cultural environment of Philadelphia to the more provincial and less tolerant environs of Kansas in the mid-50’s.
Here are a few of the published opinion statistics.