'300' Sequel Rules Box Office With $45.1M Debut (8)

ABC news.com 2014.03.09 20:35
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million. Seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely, ultra-stylish, blood-soaked sensation, Warner Bros.' 3-D follow-up showed considerable might at the box office.
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