In second place was Paramount's Noah, which fell 60% to $17 million in its second weekend. The Biblical epic has received poor word of mouth and will probably fall off in a big way next weekend. The film has grossed $72.3 million so far and will likely finish with around $100 million. Divergent finished in third place with $13 million. While it's far from the next Twilight or Hunger Games, Divergent has had a solid run. The film has now grossed $114 million. Sleeper hit God's Not Dead dropped only 12% this weekend for a fourth place finish with $7.7 million. The film has continued to impress at the box office and it's total stands at $32.5 million. Pretty good for the low budget film.
The Grand Budapest Hotel also continued its stellar run this weekend with $6.3 million in fifth place. The Wes Anderson hit has now grossed $33.3 million and has a shot at crossing $50 million. After a strong second weekend, Muppets Most Wanted fell a little bit harder this weekend. The film finished in sixth place with $6.2 million, which was enough to raise the film's total to $42.1 million. That's a weak total for the film and it looks like a sequel will not be in the cards for Disney. Mr. Peabody and Sherman also took a bit of a hit this weekend, finishing in seventh place with $5.3 million. The film has now grossed $102.2 million, but with Rio 2 next weekend, there's direct competition coming very soon.
Sabotage finished in eighth place this weekend with a disappointing $1.9 million after an awful first weekend. The Arnold Schwarzenegger flop has now grossed $8.7 million. Need for Speed finished in ninth place this weekend with $1.8 million to raise its total to $40.8 million. While the domestic grosses have been lackluster, Need for Speed has made a killing overseas ($143.7 million international), so a sequel could still be in the cards. And finally, Non-Stop rounded out the top ten with $1.8 million. The Liam Neeson thriller has now grossed $88.1 million.
Next weekend sees the release of Draft Day, Oculus, Rio 2, and the expansion of The Raid 2. Here are my predictions.
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $46.1 million
2. Rio 2- $36.5 million
3. Draft Day- $21.4 million
4. Oculus- $11.5 million
5. Noah- $9.1 million
6. Divergent- $8 million
7. God's Not Dead- $7.1 million
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel- $6 million
9. Muppets Most Wanted- $4.5 million
10. The Raid 2- $4 million