Skip to comments.BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees
Posted on 03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Estimates for Darren Aronofskys Noah are now anywhere from $41M to $44.6M based on a strong $15M Friday box office.
I wondered while writing the box office last night if Southern CA audiences watching the film when the earthquake hit got a little seasick thinking how realistic the special effects were.
Noah (PAR) was playing like a mainstream movie when it opened, but that bump indicates that it had some cross-over from the faith-based audiences which continue to keep Gods Not Dead in business. noahmovieAlthough based on the Biblical story, Noah doesnt mention the name God once how funny that Gods Not Dead made such a surprise second weekend showing, as if to say, Oh yeah? The faith-based film that stars Shane Harper and Kevin Sorbo is continuing to play strong in its second weekend and this morning is expected to take $7.8M to $8M for the three-day or a per screen of $6,800. That would only be a 15% drop a phenom hold as usually the pattern for faith-based films is to open big and then drop around 60% the following weekend.
Noah has already bowed overseas and most recent numbers from Paramount show that it has made $28.3M through Friday (for more on its international performance, see Nancy Tartagliones International report here).
Divergent (LGF) in its second weekend had an $8.2M Friday and is estimated to take in $26M+ for a 52% FSS drop (not too bad) as it moves its way to the $100M mark. It should end the weekend with around $95M. The studio has been quite adept at launching franchises (The Hunger Games) and Divergent based on the Veronica Roth YA series chalks up another from them.
However, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led Sabotage from QED and Open Road Films is the aging action stars lowest gross yet since leaving politics. The bloody R-rated picture from David Ayer (Training Day) has been upgraded slightly to a possible $5.4M weekend, but that cant help this flagging film as U.S. audiences have spoken three times already on their lack of interest in Arnold. How ironic that Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) also stars.
As previously mentioned, its another great weekend for The Grand Budapest Hotel which added 673 runs as it expands across the nation. Audiences just love this quirky Wes Anderson ensemble which is likely to take in $8M to $8.3M racking up another strong per screen this time over 8K over the 3-day. Every indication is that Warner Bros. 300: Rise of an Empire will cross the $100M mark and then some as estimates this morning have it ending the weekend with $101M. And Disneys Muppets Most Wanted is in a tie with Fox/DreamWorks Animations Mr. Peabody and Sherman for the No. 3 spot in its second weekend out but its weekend-to-weekend drop is not bad at 43%. It truly does play to adults as well, which I literally had to see to believe. Here are numbers as they look this morning:
1). Noah (PAR), 3,567 theaters / $14.9M to $15.1M Fri./ 3-day cume: $41M to $44.6M / Wk 1
2). Divergent (LGF), 3,936 theaters (0) / $8.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $26.1M to $26.5M / Total cume: $95M / Wk 2
3/4). Mr. Peabody And Sherman (FOX), 3,299 theaters (-308) / $2.18M Fri. / 3-day cume: $9.1M to $9.8M / Total cume: $94.9M to $95.3M / Wk 4
Muppets Most Wanted (DIS), 3,194 theaters (0) / $2.6M Fri. / 3-day cume: $9.6M to $9.9M / Total Cume: $31.6M to $31.8M / Wk 2
5). The Grand Budapest Hotel (FSL), 977 theaters (+673) / $2.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $8M to $8.3M / Per screen: $8,400 / Total cume: $24M / Wk 4
6). Gods Not Dead (FREE), 1,178 theaters (+362) / $2.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7.7M to $8M / Per screen: $6,780 / Total cume: $20.7M to $21M / Wk 2
7). Sabotage (OPRD), 2,486 theaters / $1.78M Fri. / 3-day cume: $5.38M / Wk 1
8/9). Need For Speed (DIS), 2,705 theaters (-410) / $1.1 Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.1M / Total cume: $37.5M / Wk 3
300: Rise Of An Empire (WB), 2,601 theaters (-484) / $1.17M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4M to $4.1M / Total cume: $100.9M / Wk 4
10). Non-Stop (UNI), 2,515 theaters (-430) / $1.15M Fri./ 3-day cume: $3.8M to $4M / Total cume: $84.9M to $85.1M / Wk 5
NOTEWORTHY: Cesar Chavez (LGF), 664 theaters / $1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.1M to $3.5M / Per screen: $3,550 / Wk 1; Bad Words (FOCUS) 842 theaters (+755) / $780K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.7M / Per screen: $3,190 / Total cume: $3.58M
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I have not seen Divergent or Noah .I want to see Divergent eventually. I never wanted to see Noah at all, but feel I must be missing out as everyone is flocking to see it so I might have to break down and see it. It looked boring to me but the constant marketing from Free Republic and other conservatives are making it too enticing to pass up so we will see.
I did see these two incredible films Non-Stop and God’s no Dead ..Great films that Free Republic should be talking about more and leave the successful Noah alone.
This from another review at the link:
It is hard to resist such an emotional victory, won not by the high and mighty sippers of mint juleps, but the scrappy cowpunchers from the land of chili peppers. There are a few scenes in the movie that got it a PG-13 rating. Otherwise, Mine That Bird, the movie, could very well be the best family film out there. The owner's prayer that the horse just not finish last was more than answered, to put it mildly. In my opinion, 50:1 also qualifies as a modern Western, the beleaguered genre going through tough times. Recommended.
I read the novel Divergent last weekend, and saw the movie too. I liked both.
I skipped Noah this weekend, and took my family to God’s Not Dead. Full house. Loved it.
Noah, the anti-religion movie
Schwarzenegger - AKA tootin’ shootin’ Hollywood hero. But in real life, a pissy gun grabber. BUZZ OFF YA DOPE! Go back to Austria and speak Austrian, or sumptin’.
I read the book. It is more concise.
Is Divergent another stupid female empowerment movie like Hunger Games?
What are you talking about? I’ve not read one positive thing on FR about the “successful Noah” (your words).
I did see these two incredible films Non-Stop and Gods no Dead ..Great films that Free Republic should be talking about more and leave the successful Noah alone.
Non-Stop was talked about here. It was spoiled too. Many chose not to see it cause military veterans were made into the bad guys.
Ive not read one positive thing on FR about the successful Noah (your words).
Oh the “successful Noah” are not my words either but the receipts from the movie. I know it has not had any positive news on FR, but it has had a ton of news which is what marketing is all about. There is no such thing as negative exposure. That is one reason why the movie has had people going to the movie in droves. The awareness level hit volcanic levels which every movie studio would love.
I though it was the teacher who looked bad. I don’t remember military veterans having a bad time and I saw the movie and am a retired military member so that would have caught my attention.
I think so, but again have not seen it.
I think some people receive a stipend for posting ... :-) ...
I went to see God’s Not Dead yesterday, it was thoroughly enjoyable
Yes it reminded me of Hunger Games. I actually liked Divergent better though.
Friends from church saw “God Is NOt Dead” last night and recommend it highly.
I highly recommend this move. There are about 12 theaters where the movie was playing. I went to the 4:30 showing. Every seat was taken. At the end the crowd cheered. None of the other movies showing had more than a few people in their theaters.