The controversial Biblical epic "Noah" topped this weekend box office by taking in approximately $44 million in its debut week.

Last week's No. 1, "Divergent", dropped down to second place with $26.5 million, and "Muppets Most Wanted" came in third with $11.3 million.

The faith-based film "God's Not Dead" continued to defy expectations by landing in fifth place with $9 million.

Figures courtesy of Boxofficemojo.com.