The DreamWorks Animation release moved up to the No. 1 spot in its second weekend in release, while last weekend's champ, 300: Rise of an Empire, dropped to second place.
Need for Speed bowed in third place with an estimated $17.8 million. It made an additional $45.6 million overseas for a worldwide opening weekend total of $63.4 million. Need for Speed's production price tag is reportedly $66 million, but Disney spent millions more marketing the film so time will tell if the video game adaptation will prove profitable or not. Still, Need for Speed will need to pick up the pace and do well on home video if it's to be a franchise starter.
Meanwhile, the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie was neck-and-neck with The Monuments Men for 10th place with roughly $2 million apiece. Veronica Mars only opened on 291 theaters (plus digital downloads, which is another story altogether). We'll see if Veronica Mars holds in 10th place when the final studio numbers come in Monday.
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club tanked with a fifth place debut of an estimated $8.3 million.
1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $21.2 million
2. 300: Rise of an Empire $19.1 million
3. Need for Speed $17.8 million
4. Non-Stop $10.6 million
5. Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club $8.3 million
6. The LEGO Movie $7.7 million
7. Son of God $5.4 million
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $3.6 million
9. Frozen $2.1 million
10. Veronica Mars $2 million