'300' Racks Up $70 Million
As expected, 300 set a new record for a March release, pulling in an estimated $70 million at this box office this weekend.
The March record was set at $68 million last year by Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.
300 also had the third-best R-rated opening of all time, after The Matrix Reloaded‘s ($91.8 mil) and The Passion of the Christ‘s ($83.8 mil). The film also scored the No. 21 overall premiere in history.
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Pictured below: Gerard Butler attends C Magazine and Boucheron’s celebration of the March issue of C Magazine’s fashion portfolio featuring Dita Von Teese at the Chateau Marmont Thursday, March 8 in L.A. C Magazine is California’s self-proclaimed first lifestyle magazine.