300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Reigns at Weekend Box Office with $45 Million

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Reigns at Weekend Box Office with $45 Million

Rentrak Corporation (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of March 9, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services.

As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak's suite of products.

Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Warner Bros. & Legendary Pictures '300: Rise of an Empire' charged into the top spot at the global box office this weekend ranking #1 across all continents with an incredible $87.8m from 58 markets, an impressive $132.85 million worldwide and $177.85 million to date. Fox's 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' showed that time-travel is the international language earning $21.0m in 52 international markets, $53.5 million worldwide this weekend and nearly $100 million to date globally. Notably, Best Picture winner '12 Years a Slave' crossed the $100 million mark in the international marketplace and nears $160 million around the world."

The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 9, 2014, are below.

Estimated Box Office Numbers for Weekend of Mar. 07:

1. 300: Rise Of An Empire - Warner Bros. - $45.0M
2. Mr. Peabody And Sherman - 20th Century Fox - $32.5M
3. Non-Stop - Universal - $15.4M
4. Lego Movie, The - Warner Bros. - $11.0M
5. Son Of God - 20th Century Fox - $10.0M
6. Monuments Men - Sony - $3.1M
7. 3 Days To Kill - Relativity Media - $3.1M
8. Frozen - Disney - $3.0M
9. 12 Years a Slave - Fox Searchlight - $2.2M
10. Ride Along - Universal - $2.0M
11. RoboCop - Sony - $2.0M
12. About Last Night - Sony - $1.6M

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