Welcome to Box Office Report where Aaron Paul's movie career has hit a roadblock. But while the weekend box office may be marked by the high profile failure of Need to Speed, smaller movies are telling the bigger success stories. The Veronica Mars movie—which by now should be known as "The Little Movie That Could"—grossed $2 million dollars, just making it into the weekend's top ten. The movie is playing in 291 theaters many of which Warner Bros. rented out, and was also available for purchase online. Meanwhile, Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel is pulling off an even more impressive feat, coming in eighth place by making $3.6 million while only playing in 66 theaters. This is after last weekend where it set a record per-screen average for a live-action movie. But let's get down to the top five, bitch, as our good friend Aaron Paul would say.
1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Fox): $21.2 million in 3,951 theaters
After taking second place to the 300 sequel last weekend, this animated bit of updated nostalgia took the top spot away from those burly Athenians. Mr. Peabody, which features the voice of Modern Family's Ty Burrell, fell just 34.2 percent. Take that, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.