Worldwide box office: 'Noah' on top, 'Frozen' sets new record
Published Monday, March 31, 2014 7:24AM EDT
(Relaxnews) - Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic claimed the title of the most lucrative film at the worldwide box office this week with $77.6 million in revenues across 23 territories over the weekend of March 30, according to Rentrak.
Headlined by Russell Crowe, "Noah" claimed the top spot during its opening weekend, stealing the spotlight from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Ahead of its North American release on April 4, the superhero action movie is currently in second place with revenues of $75.20 million.
In first place last weekend, "Divergent" has slipped into third. The fantasy action film starring Shailene Woodley grossed $27.3 million in seven territories. According to Rentrak's data, "Divergent" tied with the animated feature "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," screened in 64 territories.
Fifth place went to "Need for Speed," with its $17.64 million in revenues worldwide.
"Frozen" sets a new record for Disney
During the weekend of March 30, the adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale became the highest-grossing animated feature of all time at the box office, attaining total revenues of $1.07 billion worldwide after 19 weeks in theaters.
"Frozen" overtook the previous record holder "Toy Story 3." The third film about the adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear took in $1.06 billion around the globe.