facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Noah' floats to top of box office with $44 million

Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly and Emma Watson scored a No. 1 film over the weekend with "Noah."
By Kate Stanton   |   March 30, 2014 at 6:31 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
March 30 (UPI) -- Darren Aronofsky really made it rain this weekend.

Despite some objections over the biblical epic's modernist interpretation of its source material, Noah sailed to the top of the weekend box office with a $44 million debut.

The Russell Crowe film even beat out Divergent, which brought in $26.5 million in its second week in theaters. Muppets Most Wanted came in third with $11.4 million.

Another Christian-themed filmed, God's Not Dead, rounded out the top 5 with $9.1 million.

Aronofsky bushed aside the controversy earlier this month, telling Variety that he wanted nonbelievers to see the film.

"[Noah] was made for believers and nonbelievers," he said. "I'm more concerned about getting nonbelievers into the theater or people who are less religious.

[USA Today]

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jackie Chan's son Jaycee formally arrested on drug charges Jackie Chan's son Jaycee formally arrested on drug charges
2
Kaley Cuoco on celebrity nude photo leak: 'You've gotta make fun of yourself' Kaley Cuoco on celebrity nude photo leak: 'You've gotta make fun of yourself'
3
Judi Dench says Benedict Cumberbatch is 'a true gentleman' Judi Dench says Benedict Cumberbatch is 'a true gentleman'
4
Gerard Depardieu hangs out with dictators and can't drink less than 14 bottles of wine per day Gerard Depardieu hangs out with dictators and can't drink less than 14 bottles of wine per day
5
Jennifer Lawrence the guest of honor at Coldplay show in LA Jennifer Lawrence the guest of honor at Coldplay show in LA
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback