Mr Peabody & Sherman claims No.1 at US box office

Mr Peabody and Sherman has climbed to the number one spot at the US box office.

The DreamWorks animation fell 34% in its second week of release to an estimated $21.2 million, but fought off competition from Aaron Paul’s Need for Speed.

The film – featuring the voice of Ty Burrell – lost out to 300: Rise of An Empire last weekend. The Noam Murro-directed sequel slipped to second place this week, dropping 58% to $19.1m.

Video game adaptation Need for Speed debuted in third place with $17.8m.

Liam Neeson’s thriller Non-Stop dropped to four on this week’s countdown, with earnings of $10.6m. The film has now taken $68.8 million and has surpassed Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Unknown.

Tyler Perry’s The Single Mums Club had an underwhelming opening weekend, taking a total of $8.3m. It is the lowest opening for a Tyler Perry-directed movie.

The Grand Budapest Hotel made an impressive jump from 17 to eight with $3.6m. Veronica Mars, which was funded by Kickstarter, debuted at ten with $2m.

The Lego Movie, Son of God and Frozen also feature in this week’s top ten.

The US weekend box office top ten for March 16 is as follows:
1. (2) Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $21,200,000
2. (1) 300: Rise of An Empire – $19,105,000
3. (-) Need for Speed – $17,808,000
4. (3) Non-Stop – $10,615,000
5. (-) Tyler Perry’s The Single Mums Club – $8,300,000
6. (4) The Lego Movie – $7,705,000
7. (5) Son of God – $5,400,000
8. (17) The Grand Budapest Hotel – $3,640,000
9. (8) Frozen – $2,117,000
10. (-) Veronica Mars – $2,021,000

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