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.”
“Can you remind me again why I chose to do this movie?”
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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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.
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|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|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel(Fox)||$1,813,992||108||$1,965,745|
|Mr. Peabody And Sherman(Fox)||$1,457,565||389||$7,765,830|
|Muppets Most Wanted(Disney)||$820,404||267||$1,064,863|
|The Monuments Men(Fox)||$232,253||141||$8,396,544|