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'300: Rise of an Empire' wins box office battle with $45.1 million

"300: Rise of an Empire" cut down its competition at the box office this weekend, handily defeating second place finisher "Mr. Peabody and Sherman." The stylistic and bloody follow-up to 2007 hit "300" earned $45.1 million, while the animated offering took in $32.5 million.Read the rest of this article on NBCNews.com.
Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes in "300: Rise of an Empire," which opened at No. 1 at the box office.
Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes in \"300: Rise of an Empire,\" which opened at No. 1 at the box office.Warner Bros.

"300: Rise of an Empire" cut down its competition at the box office this weekend, handily defeating second place finisher "Mr. Peabody and Sherman." The stylistic and bloody follow-up to 2007 hit "300" earned $45.1 million, while the animated offering took in $32.5 million.

Read the rest of this article on NBCNews.com.