Sinking at the Box Office? ‘Noah’ Drops 61 Percent in Second Week

EEW MAGAZINE ENTERTAINMENT

7th April 2014

Take a quick glimpse at the weekend box office and it will tell you that atheist filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s biblically distorted version of ‘Noah’ came in at #2. But what it won’t reveal, is the massive drop in support for the movie’s second week.

Unfortunately for Paramount, it plummeted 61%, down to $17 million from its $41 million opening. From the looks of it, those negative reviews from the faith community are rapidly sinking the boat.

EEW Magazine’s own award-winning President & CEO, Dianna Hobbs, blasted the film, calling it “a gross distortion of the Bible.”

Noah-wife

“Can you remind me again why I chose to do this movie?”

Jennifer Connelly is Naameh and Russell Crowe is Noah in NOAH

She added this brief, but disparaging review: “It gets 2 thumbs down. Way down.”

Among the numerous sins committed were the inclusion of rock monsters called angels.

Noah was also cast as a crazed, knife-wielding environmentalist who wanted to stab his own grandchildren.

Though the biblical epic (failure) isn’t faring so well, the blockbuster Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, swept in and broke industry records, grossing more than $96 million over the first weekend.
Some figures courtesy of  – http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

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Rank* Title Monday
4/14
Tuesday
4/15
Wednesday
4/16
Thursday
4/17
1 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Buena Vista3,938
$3,462,915-70.3% / $879
$162,345,947 / 11
$4,726,740+36.5% / $1,200
$167,072,687 / 12
$3,524,058-25.4% / $895
$170,596,745 / 13
$4,317,709+22.5% / $1,096
$174,914,454 / 14
2 RIO 2
Fox3,948
$2,667,232-77.5% / $676
$41,995,101 / 4
$4,260,703+59.7% / $1,079
$46,255,804 / 5
$3,032,294-28.8% / $768
$49,288,098 / 6
$3,575,000
(estimate)
+17.9% / $906
$52,863,000 / 7
3 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
TriStar2,417
N/A N/A $3,703,141— / $1,532
$3,703,141 / 1
$3,325,000
(estimate)
-10.2% / $1,376
$7,028,000 / 2
4 OCULUS
Relativity2,648
$946,007-64.4% / $357
$12,951,409 / 4
$1,147,325+21.3% / $433
$14,098,734 / 5
$870,306-24.1% / $329
$14,969,040 / 6
$1,020,351+17.2% / $385
$15,989,391 / 7
5 DIVERGENT
Lionsgate/Summit3,110
$669,283-64.9% / $215
$125,426,736 / 25
$1,006,428+50.4% / $324
$126,433,164 / 26
$776,429-22.9% / $250
$127,209,593 / 27
$955,274+23% / $307
$128,164,867 / 28
6 DRAFT DAY
Lionsgate/Summit2,781
$873,151-63.7% / $314
$10,656,754 / 4
$1,249,414+43.1% / $449
$11,906,168 / 5
$828,718-33.7% / $298
$12,734,886 / 6
$912,901+10.2% / $328
$13,647,787 / 7
7 NOAH
Paramount3,282
$709,275-69.2% / $216
$85,684,517 / 18
$1,040,654+46.7% / $317
$86,725,171 / 19
$754,152-27.5% / $230
$87,479,323 / 20
$794,503+5.4% / $242
$88,273,826 / 21
8 GOD’S NOT DEAD
Freestyle Releasing1,860
$561,848-68.8% / $302
$41,459,838 / 25
$777,581+38.4% / $418
$42,237,419 / 26
$609,724-21.6% / $328
$42,847,143 / 27
$678,170+11.2% / $365
$43,525,313 / 28
9 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Fox Searchlight1,467
$412,576-61.2% / $281
$39,901,376 / 39
$600,703+45.6% / $409
$40,502,079 / 40
$507,413-15.5% / $346
$41,009,492 / 41
$533,000
(estimate)
+5% / $363
$41,542,000 / 42

 

April 11-13, 2014

\Last Weekend <Last Year View Index: By Year | By Weekend
TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $41,274,861 -56.6% 3,938 $10,481 $158,883,032 $170 2
2 N Rio 2 Fox $39,327,869 3,948 $9,961 $39,327,869 $103 1
3 N Oculus Rela. $12,005,402 2,648 $4,534 $12,005,402 $5 1
4 N Draft Day LG/S $9,783,603 2,781 $3,518 $9,783,603 1
5 2 Noah Par. $7,553,607 -55.7% 3,282 -289 $2,302 $84,975,242 $125 3
6 3 Divergent LG/S $7,380,460 -43.1% 3,110 -521 $2,373 $124,757,453 $85 4
7 4 God’s Not Dead Free $5,540,678 -28.6% 1,860 +102 $2,979 $40,897,990 $2 4
8 6 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $4,069,245 -33.5% 1,467 +204 $2,774 $39,488,800 6

 

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Meanwhile if Australian sales at the Box Office are anything to go by, The Lego Movie returned to the top of the box office charts as it took in more than $5m for the second weekend in a row as sales dropped for last week’s top release Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Roadshow Films took in $5,176,972 for The Lego Movie on 516 screens this weekend, delivering a total of $14,452,168 as cinema ticket sales slowed for the Captain America sequel, which took more than $6m last week, to deliver $3,645,372 for Disney this weekend.

New release Divergent was third in all films, making $3,159,775 for distributor Eone, while Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel made Fox $1,813,9992 on 108 screens in its opening weekend.

Divergent and The Grand Budapest Hotel knocked down animated comedy Mr Peabody and Sherman and Biblical drama Noah to fifth and sixth on the list. Mr Peabody and Sherman made $1,457,565 across 389 screens this weekend surpassing Noah’s $1,250,245 on 387 screens.

Noah has made more than $10m since its Australian release as Mr Peabody and Sherman has made a total of $7,765,830.

Bollywood film Disco Singh delivered Sizzling $85,805 on 20 screens in its opening weekend as the Indian horror comedy Boothnath Returns made $16,683 on eight screens for distributor Friends India.

April 14th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

http://mumbrella.com.au/lego-movie-powers-make-5m-second-weekend-captain-america-sequel-falls-220662

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Lego Movie(Roadshow) $5,176,972 516 $14,452,168
Captain America: The Winter Soldier(Disney) $3,645,372 571 $12,194,578
Divergent(Eone) $3,159,775 0 $3,291,600
The Grand Budapest Hotel(Fox) $1,813,992 108 $1,965,745
Mr. Peabody And Sherman(Fox) $1,457,565 389 $7,765,830
Noah(Paramount) $1,250,245 387 $10,300,632
Muppets Most Wanted(Disney) $820,404 267 $1,064,863
The Monuments Men(Fox) $232,253 141 $8,396,544
Ride Along(Universal) $95,569 53 $2,453,475