The $130-million Old Testament epic, starring
A $1.6-million take is slightly more than the $1.4 million that
"Noah" is expected to take in roughly $40 million through Sunday, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys, though Paramount has projected closer to $30 million. Either result should make it the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office this weekend.
The biblical disaster film has been making waves overseas already, starting with strong openings in South Korea and Mexico, which have accounted for $10.2 million and $8 million in revenue, respectively.
Together with solid kickoffs in Australia ($750,000) and Russia ($2.75 million), the foreign take for the PG-13-rated "Noah" so far stands at about $22 million.
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