Warner Bros’ 300 nets $70 million

MUMBAI: Time Warner Inc’s battle epic 300 recorded $70 million in ticket sales in the US and Canadian theatres this weekend, reports say.

The film relegated Wild Hogs to second place with $28 million while Walt Disney’s Bridge To Terabithia ranked third with $6.9 million, say the reports. 300 is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller, and deals with the story of 300 Spartan warriors held back by a Persian army attempting to invade Greece.

Miller’s earlier novel, Sin City, also made into a movie in 2005, netted $158.8 million in worldwide ticket sales. In November 2006, it was Happy Feet and this year 300 budgeted at $60 million was released by Warner Bros, was the first film to open this year at number one for Time Warner, which finished in fourth place in 2006 with $1.31 billion in domestic sales. Sony Corp holds the first position with $1.76 billion, according to reports.