The Lego Movie won the weekend again, coming in with $31 million for a new total of $183 million with no signs of slowing up. The new releases this week were no competition for it, as Kevin Costner's attempt to revamp himself as an older action hero, ala Liam Neeson, fell by the wayside, with the badly reviewed 3 Days to Kill coming in at a distant second place with $12 million. It won't do much in the long run.
In third was the Mount Vesuvius movie Pompeii, starring Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones fame, but it was also poorly received and way too expensive, earning just $10 million over the weekend on a $100 million budget. That's a total failure, so it can only hope for higher receipts from international grosses. Fourth was RoboCop, which took in $9 million and fell 57% from last week, and fifth place belonged to The Monuments Men with another $8 million and $58 million total so far, but both of those movies cost upwards of $70 million, so success is something of a relative term.
- The Lego Movie- $31.5 million
- 3 Days to Kill- $12.3 million
- Pompeii- $10 million
- RoboCop- $9.4 million
- The Monuments Men- $8.1 million
Surprisingly, About Last Night fell off a cliff this week after a successful debut last weekend, earning just $7 million, not even enough to make the top five. And internationally, Frozen is closing in on $1 billion, with $980 million worldwide and just about to open in Japan (it looks like it may also get to that $400 million marker domestically too, having now grossed $384 million in an astonishing stateside run). Finally, in another landmark, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is now the 10th highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office with $423 million. Next up it's Liam Neeson himself in the flight thriller Non-Stop against Bible producer Mark Burnett's Son of God.