31 Mar '14, 5am

Noah secures US box office top spot with S$55m debut

Noah secures US box office top spot with S$55m debut

LOS ANGELES — After weathering a sea of controversy, Noah arrived in first place at the weekend box office. Paramount’s biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with US$44 million (S$55 million), according to studio estimates yesterday (March 30). The imaginative take on the tale of Noah’s Ark from Black Swan Director Darren Aronofsky led some religious groups to claim the story had been inaccurately depicted and prompted Paramount to add a disclaimer to marketing materials noting that “artistic licence has been taken” in telling the story. The polarising attention apparently paid off for Noah, which features such additions to the well-known Bible story such as angelic rock creatures and chic wardrobes for Noah and his family. Noah, which also stars Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, also sailed smoothly in 22 international markets, such as Russia an...

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