Perry's Single Moms Club was director's career-worst opening.
Family-friendly animation once again won the weekend at the box office. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the 3D-animated film about a time-traveling canine and his adopted son, topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, adding another $21 million to its domestic total.
Second place went to 300: Rise of an Empire with $19 million and Need for Speed, starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, came in third place with a somewhat disappointing $18 million. Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson and Lupita Nyong'o, held on to the top five with a fourth place finish and $11 million in ticket sales, bringing the action film's domestic total to $69 million.
Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club was the biggest disappointment at the box office this weekend. The film, with its $8.3 million gross, was the worst opening of Perry's career, just behind the $11.2 million opening of 2007's Daddy's Little Girls. The film, starring Perry, Nia Long, Amy Smart and others, drew an audience that was 80% female and over the age of 25.
Next week, young adult franchise Divergent will attempt to take a bite out of the Hunger Games franchise.
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