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Another videogame big-screen adaptation was gunning for a podium spot Stateside this weekend, as Eva Green and those battle-ready Spartans were prepared for an all-out assault on their box office crown. To their collective dismay however and against the odds, it was a previous runner up that stole their thunder.

Fox’s latest animated effort ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ leapfrogged last week’s champ to take the #1 spot. Garnering a $32.2 million debut, the film with its main characters voiced by Ty Burrell and Max Charles held strong in its second frame with $21.2 million taking its current domestic standing to $63.1 million.

Dropping into second place, ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ suffered a sharp decline from its opening weekend and possibly the knock-on effect of the indifferent critical consensus, with the sequel taking $19.2 million. In comparison to its Gerard Butler-led original over the first 10 days of release, Noam Murro’s effort is lagging behind Zach Snyder’s predecessor ($78.3 million to 300’s $128.1 million).

Completing the top three was ‘Act Of Valour’ director Scott Waugh’s ‘Need For Speed’. Based on the popular EA series of games with the film ‘interpretation’ starring ‘Breaking Bad’ star Aaron Paul, it didn’t quite reach the lucrative heights of say a ‘Fast and Furious’ installment with a taking of $17.8 million.

Here’s the rundown in full:

1. Mr Peabody and Sherman $21.2 million

2. 300: Rise Of An Empire $19.2 million

3. Need For Speed $17.8 million

4. Non-Stop $10.6 million

5. Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club $8 million

6. The LEGO Movie $7.7 million

7. Son Of God $5.4 million

8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $3.6 million

9. Frozen $2.1 million

10. The Monuments Men $2 million


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