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Movie Roundup: Tight Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office between ‘Non-Stop’ and ‘Son of God’

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It was a tight race to the top of the weekend box office chart as 'Non-Stop' and 'Son of God' came out to take over the spot 'The Lego Movie' reigned for three straight weeks.

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On the one hand, there’s action with Liam Neeson, and on the other hand, there’s a biblical drama that tugs at the heartstrings of many Christians. So, the question is did ‘Non-Stop’ or ‘Son of God’ wind up at the top of the weekend box office on their first weekend of release?

It was definitely a tight race, but it was ‘Non-Stop’ that made it to the top spot this weekend.

‘Non-Stop’ brought in $30 million this weekend, while ‘Son of God’ brought in $26.5 million.  ‘Non-Stop’ offered movie-goers an airline thriller that was complete with suspense and it didn’t hurt to have Liam Neeson star in it.

The heated competition between ‘Non-Stop’ and ‘Son of God’ pushed ‘The Lego Movie’ out of the top spot after it held it for three straight weekends. ‘The Lego Movie’ brought in $21 million this weekend, rounding its total gross since release to $209.3 million. But, that doesn’t compare to Disney’s animated film ‘Frozen,’ which has reportedly brought in $388.7 million ($1 billion worldwide).

As we welcome in March, catch these great films at the theaters if you haven’t already and expect a number of other interesting new movie releases!

New Movie Releases This Week: March 7, 2014

For those looking for action and drama:

  • 300: Rise of an Empire (R)
    Cast: Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, Sullivan Stapleton, Jamie Blackley, Yigal Naor, Farshad Farahat
    Get ready for intensity! It’s a war for an empire as the Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces. The Persians are led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and vengeful commander Artemisia of the Persian navy.

For those looking for an animated film with adventure and comedy:

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG-13)
    Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter
    Mr. Peabody, an accomplished canine, and his adopted boy Sherman go back in time using his ingenious invention, the WABAC machine. Together, they experience world-changing events and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. Their mission is to repair history and save the future. 

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!