Video game adaptation Need for Speed
was beaten by animated adventure Mr. Peabody & Sherman at the U.S. box office this past weekend. Tipped for number one, Need for Speed
made a slightly disappointing $17.8 million overall, opening at number 3. Meanwhile, in its third week, Mr. Peabody & Sherman rose
to top spot with an impressive $21.2 million.
300: Rise of an Empire opened at number two with a debut haul of $19.1 million, failing to match the debut of its predecessor 300, which opened with $70.9 million back in 2007. Other new entires included Tyler Perry
’s The Single Moms Club
, opening in fifth place with just $8.3 million - the lowest opening for any of Tyler Perry
films. Opening in just 66 cinemas, Wes Anderson
's The Grand Budapest Hotel
came in at number eight while the crowd-funded Veronica Mars
film opened at number ten.