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"300" Sets Box Office Record

Posted: March 12th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"300" Sets Box Office RecordSubmit Comment
"300" brought in an estimated $70 million at 3,103 theaters in its opening weekend. That eclipses all previous ancient battle pictures by a wide margin, including "Troy" and "Gladiator," and ranks fifth among comic book adaptations.

If the estimate stands, the $65 million computer-generated battle picture conquered the March opening record, previously held by "Ice Age: The Meltdown's" $68 million. It's also the third-highest grossing start for an R-rated movie, behind "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Passion of the Christ." "300's" opening included an estimated $3.4 million from 62 IMAX venues, surpassing "Superman Returns" as the biggest IMAX debut ever.

"Wild Hogs" kept its motor running in its second weekend, down 29 percent to an estimated $28 million for $77.4 million in ten days, while another Buena Vista title, "Bridge to Terabithia," eased 23 percent to $6.9 million for $67 million in 24 days.

Among milestones, "Ghost Rider" became the first 2007 release to cross the $100 million mark and surpassed the final gross of "Daredevil," while "Night at the Museum" inched past "Cars" to become the second-highest grossing picture from 2006 at $244.8 million.

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Source: Box Office Mojo


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