Disney reports that DreamWorks' Need for Speed earned a disappointing $6.64 million on Friday. BoxOffice projects an $18 million opening weekend from that figure. Yesterday's gross includes Thursday's $1.1 million evening grosses, indicating some frontloading by fans of the video game franchise as we had expected yesterday.
Warner Bros. reports that 300: Rise of an Empire was down 67 percent from its opening day to $5.8 million yesterday, bringing the sequel's domestic cume to $65 million after 8 days. In a close race for the top few films this weekend, BoxOffice is projecting a $19.5 million sophomore frame.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman took in another $5.45 million on its second Friday. BoxOffice is projecting the animated film will win the weekend with a projected $22 million. The animation's domestic total through 8 days of release is $47.4 million.
The Single Moms Club delivered one of the lowest openings to-date for Tyler Perry as it earned a soft $3.2 million yesterday. That's noticeably off from the $9.4 million first day take of last March's Temptation. Perry's brand has waned a bit, particularly his non-Madea flicks. BoxOffice is projecting an opening weekend of $9.3 million.
Universal's Non-Stop rounded out the top five yesterday with $3.2 million, off just 32 percent from its sophomore Friday last week. The Liam Neeson thriller has earned $61.4 million through 15 days of release. BoxOffice projects a $10.7 million weekend for Non-Stop.
On the platform side of things, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel added another $1.09 million to its total as it expanded to 66 theaters yesterday. That gives the film an impressive $2.2 million domestic tally so far.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris