Internationally, Noah absolutely dazzled as it landed in Russia, grossing $17 million and nabbing the best opening ever for a non-sequel. It is also the fourth-biggest opening of all time. Noah earned $33.6 million from 21 markets for the weekend, pushing the film’s early international cume to $51 million and worldwide total to $95.1 million.
In the U.S., Noah played to Aronofsky’s fans and upscale moviegoers on the one hand, and on the other, to Christian audiences, particularly in southern states. Noah is also doing sizable business among Catholic Hispanics, and African-Americans. In general, the movie drew an equal number of females and males, while skewing older (54 percent of ticket buyers were over the age of 25).
Here are the top 10 estimates for the weekend of March 28-30 at the domestic box office:
Title, Weeks in Release/Theater Count, Studio, Weekend Total, Percentage Drop, Cume
1.Noah, 1/3,567, Paramount/New Regency, $44 million.
2. Divergent, 2/3,936, Lionsgate/Summit, $26.5 million, -51.5%, $95.3 million.
3. Muppets Most Wanted, 1/3,194, Disney, $16.5 million, -33.1%, $33.2 million.
4.Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 4/3,299, Fox/DreamWorks Animation, $9.5 million, -19.7%, $94.9 million.
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel, 4/977, Fox Searchlight, $8.8 million, +30%, $24.5 million.
7.Sabotage, 1/2,486, Open Road/QED International, $5.3 million.
8. Need for Speed, 3/2,705, Disney/DreamWorks, $4.33 million, -45.4%, $37.8 million.
9. 300: Rise of an Empire, 4/2,601, Warner Bros./Legendary, $4.3 million, -49.4%, $101.1 million.
10. Non-Stop, 5/2,515, Universal, $4.1 million, -36.5%, $85.2 million.
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