Aaron Paul's ‘Need for Speed’ Battles '300' Sequel for Testosterone Crowd at Box Office

March 15, 2014 6:00 PM

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“Need for Speed,” the video game-based muscle car movie starring Aaron Paul of TV's “Breaking Bad,” will try to drive “300: Rise of an Empire” from the top spot at the box office this weekend — while “Veronica Mars,” the crowd-funding craze's biggest film to date, starts its limited run.

“Need for Speed’ might have a narrow edge for the top spot. DreamWorks’ octane-fueled action film could hit $25 million, say the analysts and distributor Disney. But if Warner Bros.’ R-rated sword-sand-sandals saga hangs on to a little more than half of the $45 million that it debuted at No. 1 with...

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