300 Conquers The Box Office

by Laurance

 

It’s not very often a movie breaks even during it’s theatre run, let alone pull in a profit during it’s opening weekend. 3oo not only pulled of this feat, pulling in $70 with a budget of $65 million, but it also posted the highest opening ever for a March weekend. The third highest opening for an R-rated film behind only The Matrix: Reloaded and  The Passion.

I can personally attest to the fact that 3oo deserved every penny it brought in (I’ve seen it three times). If you haven’t checked it out yet, get off your ass and go enjoy a bloody hell of a good time.  In addition to Zach Snyder delivering a visually stunning film, the success of 3oo should put Snyder’s next project Watchmen, another graphic novel adaptation, on the fast track.  There may be a couple bumps in the road as Snyder seeks a $150 million dollar budget and as of right now the studio is offering $100 million. Hopefully, the success of 3oo will warrant Snyder the appropriate budget to do Watchmen justice.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter ]

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~ by laurance on March 13, 2007.

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