Animated hit Mr. Peabody & Sherman has stunned film experts in the U.S. by jumping ahead of action films Need for Speed and 300: Rise of an Empire to take over at the top of the box office.
The film debuted at two behind the 300 sequel last weekend, but it has enjoyed a surge this past week to swap spots with the historic action movie.
The film has made over $21 million at the U.S. box office this weekend to move into first place.
300: Rise of an Empire drops to two with a $19.1 million second-weekend take, while Aaron Paul’s Need For Speed, which was expected to debut at number one, under-performed to finish third with $17.8 million.
Liam Neeson’s airline thriller Non-Stop and Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club round out the new top five.