300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $105,508,932Details
International Box Office $223,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $328,508,932
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This new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.


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42% - Rotten
60% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$110,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 7th, 2014 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
March 7th, 2014 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2284, 8/7/2013)
Franchise: 300
Keywords: 3-D
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

International Box Office: Winter of Content

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier started its international run a week earlier than its domestic run and it started out really well. It earned first place with $75.2 million in 32 markets. This includes a number of major markets, led by the U.K. with $10.05 million on 535 screens. By comparison, the first Captain America made $14.75 million in the U.K., in total, including a $4.90 million start. It also cracked $10 million in South Korea with $8.89 million on 1,268 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.99 million. The first film made $3.81 million in South Korea in total. The Winter Soldier also opened in Mexico, earning $8.60 million on 2,681, which was a little bit above its predecessor opening. It is too soon to tell if it will reach $20 million, like The First Avenger did. The first film made $10.28 million in France in total, while this film opened with $6.06 million on 664 screens. In Germany, the film only managed $3.66 million on 626 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.99 million, compared to $4.81 million the original made in total. It had a near identical opening in Italy with $3.60 million on 648 screens over the weekend, for a total opening of $4.06 million. This is close to half of the $8.60 million the first film made in total in that market. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in Spain with $2.93 million in 709 screens, which is just a little bit more than the $2.54 million the original opened with. As you can tell, The Winter Soldier topped The First Avenger's opening in every major market. It topped its predecessor's total in one major market. This is an amazing start and with several major markets left ahead of it, an international total of $300 million is a reasonable goal. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Noah Sails to the Top, but Box Office Sinks

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March is over and it ended on a bit of a down note. Noah topped expectations, but not every film managed to do the same. For instance, Sabotage barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Overall the box office was down less than $1 million, or 0.7%, when compared to last weekend. Compared to last year, the box office was down 5%, which isn't great, but given how strong 2014 has been, it is hardly a reason to panic. In fact, year-to-date, 2014 has a 6% lead over 2013 at $2.35 billion to $2.22 billion. More...

International Box Office: Speed Races Around the World

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Need for Speed remained in first place on the international chart with $29.2 million in 55 markets for a two-week total of $96.1 million. This includes $10.5 million over the weekend in China, and $24.22 million for the full week. After two weeks of release, the film has $45.54 million in that one market. The film opened in first place in Germany with $2.91 million on 455 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.06 million. The film opens in Spain and France, among other markets, in April, while by the time it debuts in Japan, it might have covered its production budget internationally. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Divergent Results

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This weekend, there were two new wide releases at the box office. One was a big hit and the other struggled. Also, one was a hit with critics and one was not. Sadly, the critical miss was a box office hit with Divergent earning more than $50 million while Muppets Most Wanted failed to reach $20 million. Overall, the total box office this weekend was $141 million, which is 24% more than last weekend. It is also more than the same weekend last year, but by less than 2%. Year-to-date, 2014 is 8% ahead of 2013 at $2.16 billion to $2.01 billion. More...

International Box Office: Speed Races Around the World

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Need for Speed performed a lot better internationally than it did domestically earning first place with $45.6 million in 40 markets. Unfortunately, $21.09 million was earned during its opening weekend in China. I say unfortunately, because studios only get about 20% of the box office haul in that market, compared to 40% in most other international markets and 60% domestically. It also earned first place in Russia with $5.84 million on 1,050 screens and in the U.K., with $3.35 million on 469. The surprise result came in Malaysia where it earned $1.89 million on 184 screens. On the other hand, the film had a trio of third place debuts in Australia ($1.38 million on 457 screens); Brazil ($1.29 on 335); and Italy ($1.07 million on 426). The film opens in Germany this weekend, while it doesn't open in Japan till June. It likely topped its production budget worldwide by Monday, so as long as its legs are not really short, it should break even sometime on the home market. More...

Weekend Predictions: Divergent Opinions on the New Releases

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Another week, another pair of wide releases. That's becoming a common thing to say. It is also a good thing to say, because too many movies tend to hurt all films involved and it is much better to have one big release and the counter-programing film. This week the big release is Divergent, which the studio is hoping will be the start of a new franchise. The box office tracking for the film looks good, even if the reviews do not. The counter-programing this week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is also opening with a saturation level theater count and it looks to do as well as The Muppets did. Last year there was also a strong one-two punch with The Croods topping Olympus has Fallen $43.64 million to $30.37 million. I'm not sure that Muppets Most Wanted will hold up its end of the bargain, but Divergent is poised for an opening of at least $50 million. It looks likes 2014 will again win over 2013. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Peabody and Sherman Travel to the Top

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The weekend box office didn't shake out as expected with the new films failing to live up to the low end of predictions. Need for Speed didn't earn first place, in fact, it only managed third place. Tyler Perry's Single Mothers Club barely managed fifth place and was the worst opening for Tyler Perry in his directing career. On the positive side, Mr. Peabody and Sherman held on better than expected allowing it to rise to first place. The overall box office sank compared to last weekend, down 21% to $114 million. This is still above last year's box office total by 6%. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in almost $2.00 billion, which is 11% ahead of 2013's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will 2014 Keep Speeding Along?

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Another week, another pair of wide releases. This time around, Need for Speed is competing with Tyler Perry's Single Mothers Club. Neither film is expected to be a huge hit, but Need for Speed has a better chance at earning first place. 300: Rise of an Empire does have a shot at repeating on top, but it could also collapse due to mixed reviews and direct competition. Last year, the box office was led by Oz the Great and Powerful with $41.25 million during its second weekend of release. No single film is going to come close to that figure this weekend. On the other hand, 2014 has better depth than 2013 had, so it could still come out on top. More...

International Box Office: Empire Conquers the World

300: Rise of an Empire poster

300: Rise of an Empire dominated the international box office earning first place with $87.8 million on 14,478 screens in 58 markets during its opening weekend of release. The film earned first place in Russia with $8.43 million on 1,441 screens. It only managed second place in France, but with a still strong $6.08 million on 454 screens. It also had a string of first place finishes in a number of other major markets, including South Korea where it made $5.49 million on 720 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.42 million. Brazil was next with an opening of $5.64 million on 869 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.92 million, while Mexico was close behind with $5.47 million on 2,048. Germany took in $4.75 million on 580 screens over the weekend for a very healthy debut of $5.23 million. The U.K. earned a similar result with $4.62 million on 487, but that is one of the weaker results given the size of the market. Other major markets include Spain ($3.69 million on 710 screens); Italy ($3.33 million on 580); and Australia ($2.91 million on 467). The film has yet to open in China and Japan, but given its start in these markets, it hardly matters how well in does in those. More...

Per Theater Chart: Grand, Grandeur, Grandest

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The Grand Budapest Hotel led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $202,792 in four theaters. This is the best per theater average this year and the best per theater average since Frozen's debut last year. It is also the best per theater average for a live action film of all time, beating The Master's old record of $147,262 in five theaters set in 2012. The film will clearly expand wide enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success, if it doesn't expand truly wide. Particle Fever was next with an average of $14,323 in three theaters over the weekend, while its total since Wednesday is $49,869. The only wide release to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was 300: Rise of an Empire, which earned an average of $13,006. Interior. Leather Bar. was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club earning $10,902 in one theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: 2014 Rises Thanks to Empire and Peabody

300: Rise of an Empire poster

The box office weekend was a little stronger than expected with 300: Rise of an Empire earning $45 million while Mr. Peabody and Sherman earned $32 million. Overall the box office pulled in $143 million, which was 17% more than last weekend. It was also 2% more than the same weekend last year. Granted, that's not a lot. In fact, it is probably less than ticket price inflation. Then again, any win, even a close win, is amazing since we were up against Oz the Great and Powerful's massive opening last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has amassed $1.84 billion, putting it 11% ahead of 2013, which had earned $1.65 million by this point in the year. It won't be long till 2014 hits $2 billion and there are some pretty big hits coming out this summer to look forward to. More...

Weekend Predictions: Greeks and Persians vs. Peabody and Sherman

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There are two wide releases this week, 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is opening in nearly 4,000 theaters and is earning better reviews, but 300: Rise of an Empire will likely open faster at the box office. The three holdovers in the top five, Non-Stop, Son of God, and The LEGO Movie, should also do well earning more than $10 million each over the weekend, so overall the box office should be strong. Unfortunately, this weekend last year, Oz the Great and Powerful earned just shy of $80 million over the weekend. There's no way either new release will match that. In fact, it is likely both new releases combined won't match that. 2014's winning streak will end, but not to panic, it still has a large lead and while March doesn't look great, April should be better. More...

2014 Preview: March

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2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...


Sullivan Stapleton    Themistokles
Eva Green    Artemisia
Lena Headey    Queen Gorgo
Hans Matheson    Aeskylos
Rodrigo Santoro    Xerxes
Callan Mulvey    Scylias
David Wenham    Dilios
Jack O'Connell    Calisto
Andrew Tiernan    Ephialtes
Igal Naor    King Darius
Andrew Pleavin    Daxos
Peter Mensah    Persian Emissary
Ben Turner    General Artaphernes
Ashraf Barhom    General Bandari
Christopher Sciueref    General Kashani
Steven Cree    Decapitated Greek Marine
Caitlin Carmichael    8 Year Old Artemisia
Jade Chynoweth    13 Year Old Artemisia
Kevin Fry-Bowers    Lascivious Greek
David Sterne    Old Statesman
Clive Leviev-Sawyer    Senator
Christopher Boyer    Senator
Fred Ochs    Senator
Price Carson    Senator
John Michael Herndon    Senator
David Pevsner    Senator
Dimo Alexiev    Rope Puller
Peter Ferdinando    Greek Ambassador
Gregor Truter    Small Ambassador
Vincent Walsh    Naval Commander
Nick Court    Theban Commander
Mark Killeen    Greek Commander
Anthony Valentine    Young Greek Soldier
Alexander Nikolov Dimitrov    Greek Marine
Atanas M. Srebrev    Blacksmith
Luke Roberts    Butcher
George Georgiadis    Greek Citizen
Stefan Nikolaev Ivanov    Persian Commander
Farshad Farahat    Persian Officer
Daniel Rashev    Persian General 1
Dimitar Martinov    Persian General 2

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Noam Murro
Producer    Gianni Nunnari
Producer    Mark Canton
Producer    Zack Snyder
Producer    Deborah Snyder
Producer    Bernie Goldmann
Screenwriter    Zack Snyder
Screenwriter    Kurt Johnstad
Story Creator    Frank Miller
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Executive Producer    Frank Miller
Executive Producer    Stephen Jones
Executive Producer    Jon Jashni
Executive Producer    Craig J. Flores
Director of Photography    Simon Duggan
Production Designer    Patrick Tatopoulos
Editor    Wyatt Smith
Costume Designer    Alexandra Byrne
Composer    Federico Jusid
Editor    David Brenner
Co-Producer    Wesley Coller
Co-Producer    Alex Garcia
Co-Producer    Roee Sharon Peled
Composer    Junkie XL
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Hollander
Visual Effects Supervisor    John 'DJ' DesJardin
Casting Director    Lucy Bevan
Unit Production Manager    Roee Sharon Peled
Assistant Director    Philip Patterson
Assistant Director    Richard White
Assistant Director    Cali Pomes
Assistant Director    Tony Tanev
Second Unit Director    Damon Caro
Associate Producer    Mark Frazier
Associate Producer    George Perez
Unit Production Manager    Marty Ewing
Unit Production Manager    Vesselin Karadjov
Production Supervisor    Carmen Pepelea
Supervising Art Director    Sue Chan
Art Director    Sonya Savova
Art Director    Alexei Karagiaur
Set Decorator    Simon Wakefield
Set Decorator    Severina Stoyanova
Art Department Coordinator    Anna Hadzhieva
Set Designer    Anshuman Prasad
Set Designer    Tammy Lee
Set Designer    Randy Wilkins
Set Designer    David Chow
Set Designer    Dan Jennings
Set Designer    Richard Mays
Post-Production Supervisor    Tami Goldman
First Assistant Editor    Richard B. Molina
Second Assistant Editor    Adam Duthie
Second Assistant Editor    Warren Paeff
Supervising Sound Editor    Alan Robert Murray
Supervising Sound Editor    Bub Asman
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Music Editor    Melissa Muik
Script Supervisor    Nikki Clapp
Sound Mixer    Mark Holding
Costume Supervisor    Suzi Turnbull
Costume Supervisor    Jasmina Vasileva-Stoichkova
Make-up and Hair Designer    Aileen Seaton
Make-up and Hair Designer    Nicola Matthews
Special Make-up Effects    Justin Raleigh
Special Make-up Effects    Ozzy Alvarez
Special Make-up Effects    Danielle Noe
Special Make-up Effects    Kelly Golden
Special Make-up Effects    Kevin Kirkpatrick
Special Effects Coordinator    Allen Hall
Special Effects Supervisor    Yovko Dogandjiisky
Dialogue Editor    Katy Wood
Casting Assistant    Ruth Key
Casting Associate    John McAlary
Sound Effects Editor    Jason King
Sound Effects Editor    Ai-Ling Lee
Sound Effects Editor    F. Hudson Miller
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Larry
Sound Designer    Eric A. Norris
Sound Designer    Tom Ozanich
Dialogue Editor    David Butler
Dialogue Editor    Susan Dudeck
Dialogue Editor    Kira Roessler
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill
Foley Mixer    Richard Duarte
Foley Mixer    John Guentner
Visual Effects Producer    Jack Geist
Visual Effects Producer    Rhonda Gunner
Stunt Coordinator    Jim Halty
Stunt Coordinator    Guillermo Grispo
Stunt Coordinator    Matthew Rugetti
Stunt Coordinator    Ryan Watson
Stunt Coordinator    Tim Rigby

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/07 1 $17,454,309   3,470 $5,030   $17,454,309 1
2014/03/08 1 $16,089,450 -8% 3,470 $4,637   $33,543,759 2
2014/03/09 1 $11,494,701 -29% 3,470 $3,313   $45,038,460 3
2014/03/10 1 $3,882,331 -66% 3,470 $1,119   $48,920,791 4
2014/03/11 1 $4,208,230 +8% 3,470 $1,213   $53,129,021 5
2014/03/12 1 $3,088,419 -27% 3,470 $890   $56,217,440 6
2014/03/13 1 $2,988,113 -3% 3,470 $861   $59,205,553 7
2014/03/14 2 $5,762,774 +93% 3,490 $1,651   $64,968,327 8
2014/03/15 2 $7,901,863 +37% 3,490 $2,264   $72,870,190 9
2014/03/16 - $5,536,708 -30% 3,490 $1,586   $78,406,898 10
2014/03/17 1 $1,731,111 -69% 3,490 $496   $80,138,009 11
2014/03/18 1 $2,031,500 +17% 3,490 $582   $82,169,509 12
2014/03/19 1 $1,574,426 -22% 3,490 $451   $83,743,935 13
2014/03/20 1 $1,344,184 -15% 3,490 $385   $85,088,119 14
2014/03/21 4 $2,401,785 +79% 3,085 $779   $87,489,904 15
2014/03/22 4 $3,655,989 +52% 3,085 $1,185   $91,145,893 16
2014/03/23 4 $2,446,301 -33% 3,085 $793   $93,592,194 17
2014/03/24 5 $831,707 -66% 3,085 $270   $94,423,901 18
2014/03/25 5 $971,097 +17% 3,085 $315   $95,394,998 19
2014/03/26 5 $776,225 -20% 3,085 $252   $96,171,223 20
2014/03/27 5 $674,191 -13% 3,085 $219   $96,845,414 21
2014/03/28 9 $1,178,043 +75% 2,601 $453   $98,023,457 22
2014/03/29 10 $1,893,101 +61% 2,601 $728   $99,916,558 23
2014/03/30 8 $1,138,146 -40% 2,601 $438   $101,054,704 24
2014/03/31 8 $394,139 -65% 2,601 $152   $101,448,843 25
2014/04/01 8 $460,143 +17% 2,601 $177   $101,908,986 26
2014/04/02 8 $363,259 -21% 2,601 $140   $102,272,245 27
2014/04/03 8 $285,407 -21% 2,601 $110   $102,557,652 28
2014/04/04 12 $430,796 +51% 1,555 $277   $102,988,448 29
2014/04/05 12 $631,386 +47% 1,555 $406   $103,619,834 30
2014/04/06 12 $404,092 -36% 1,555 $260   $104,023,926 31
2014/04/07 12 $136,222 -66% 1,555 $88   $104,160,148 32
2014/04/08 12 $171,639 +26% 1,555 $110   $104,331,787 33
2014/04/09 11 $135,595 -21% 1,555 $87   $104,467,382 34
2014/04/10 12 $112,043 -17% 1,555 $72   $104,579,425 35
2014/04/11 14 $130,449 +16% 525 $248   $104,709,874 36
2014/04/12 16 $184,681 +42% 525 $352   $104,894,555 37
2014/04/13 15 $126,335 -32% 525 $241   $105,020,890 38
2014/04/14 15 $51,797 -59% 525 $99   $105,072,687 39
2014/04/15 15 $71,997 +39% 525 $137   $105,144,684 40
2014/04/16 18 $49,997 -31% 525 $95   $105,194,681 41
2014/04/17 - $54,896 +10% 525 $105   $105,249,577 42
2014/04/18 - $86,881 +58% 265 $328   $105,336,458 43
2014/04/19 - $93,273 +7% 265 $352   $105,429,731 44
2014/04/20 - $52,014 -44% 265 $196   $105,481,745 45
2014/04/21 - $27,187 -48% 265 $103   $105,508,932 46

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/07 1 $45,038,460   3,470 $12,979   $45,038,460 3
2014/03/14 2 $19,201,345 -57% 3,490 $5,502   $78,406,898 10
2014/03/21 5 $8,504,075 -56% 3,085 $2,757   $93,592,194 17
2014/03/28 9 $4,209,290 -51% 2,601 $1,618   $101,054,704 24
2014/04/04 12 $1,466,274 -65% 1,555 $943   $104,023,926 31
2014/04/11 16 $441,465 -70% 525 $841   $105,020,890 38
2014/04/18 25 $232,168 -47% 265 $876   $105,481,745 45

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