'The LEGO Movie' #1 Again with $7.34 Million Third Friday; '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii' Underwhelm

on February 22, 2014 by Shawn Robbins
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Warner Bros. reports that The LEGO Movie earned $7.34 million on Friday, off 43 percent from last week's inflated Valentine's Day and bringing its domestic total up to $159.05 million through 15 days of release. That's 12 percent ahead of the pace of The Lorax as the film handily retains first place for a third straight weekend. BoxOffice projects a $32.5 million third frame for LEGO.

Relativity's 3 Days to Kill pulled $4.01 million for its opening day. By comparison, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit banked $5.35 million on opening day while The Family grossed $5.38 million. BoxOffice projects the Kevin Costner thriller will bring in $11.8 million for its debut weekend. With weak critical reviews (25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes currently) and quickly declining word of mouth (61 percent on Flixster entering Saturday), look for 3 Days to drop off quickly in the weeks ahead as Non-Stop and the 300 sequel enter the market competing for action fans.

Pompeii is off to an appropriately disastrous start as it brought in $3.4 million on Friday. BoxOffice projects a $9.6 million frame based off that figure. Pompeii's opening day is in line with the $3.2 million earned by The Legend of Hercules and only slightly ahead of I, Frankenstein's $2.87 million. Reviews are in the cellar at 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while word of mouth is also suffering at 55 percent from the Flixster community. With a large $100+ million production budget, the pressure now rests almost entirely on Pompeii's overseas box office prospects.

The RoboCop remake was off 62 percent from last Friday to $2.6 million yesterday. With a domestic total of $36.8 million though ten days of release, the film is 25 percent off the pace of A Good Day to Die Hard. BoxOffice projects a $9.4 million sophomore frame.

About Last Night grossed $2.28 million on Friday, off 82 percent from its heavily inflated Valentine's Day opening last week. The remake's 8-day domestic cume is $33.02 million. BoxOffice projects $7.7 million for the weekend.

Last but not least, Disney's Frozen crossed the $380 million threshold on Friday with $1.023 million. The film topped Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith on the all-time chart in the process, and with a projected $4.6 million weekend will surpass Finding Nemo ($380.8 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381 million) sometime on Saturday.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Tags: Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, The LEGO Movie, RoboCop, About Last Night
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