BURBANK, CA – March 16, 2014 – After conquering the global box office in its opening weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ actioner 300: Rise of an Empire crossed the $200 million mark on March 15, only its ninth day in release. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film has earned $5,960,525 at the Australian box office, $78.3 million at the US box office and $158 million internationally, for a global total to date of $236.3 million.
300: Rise of an Empire had especially impressive returns from IMAX 3D showings. In the US the film has earned $11.4 million on 342 IMAX screens. The international IMAX cume is $9.4 million on 182 screens for a worldwide IMAX total to date of $20.6 million.
In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “Congratulations to the filmmakers and cast, who created a thrilling action adventure that not only drew fans of the original 300, but ignited interest from moviegoers who might even have been too young to see the first film on the big screen. With strong word of mouth, especially on social media, we expect the film to continue to play strong in the weeks ahead.”
Kwan Vandenberg said, “This is a great start for 300: Rise of an Empire, which was released day-and-date in 58 markets with terrific results. As proven by number one openings in major markets around the world, including the UK, Mexico, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Korea, Brazil and Australia, the film’s fantastic action delivers across the board and in all languages.”
The film is being released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
You can find our review of 300: Rise of an Empire right HERE.