B.O. Roundup, February 21-23: '3 Days to Kill' Pummels 'Pompeii'

Sunday, 23 February 2014 10:15 Written by  iamrogue
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B.O. Roundup, February 21-23: '3 Days to Kill' Pummels 'Pompeii'

3 Days to Kill outpaced its fellow new releases this weekend, debuting in second place on the domestic box office chart.

Relativity Media's unique action-thriller starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard opened to estimated earnings of $12.3 million from 2,872 locations in North America.

A collaboration between Relativity and producer Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, 3 Days to Kill follows Costner as a veteran assassin attempting to hang up his spurs, so to speak, only to find that's more difficult than he ever anticipated.

The weekend's other incoming wide release, Pompeii, promised 3D spectacle, swoony tragic romance, and Jon Snow as a gladiator.  The disaster movie opened in third place behind 3 Days to Kill, collecting $10.0 million from 2,658 theaters, according to estimates.

Both of these new films opened behind The Lego Movie, however.  The acclaimed animated comedy continued riding a wave of positive word of mouth to its third consecutive weekend atop the box office heap.

The Lego Movie added an estimated $31.4 million to its Stateside haul, which now stands at $183.1 million.  Never, ever underestimate the appeal of those Danish building blocks, folks.  Warner Bros. certainly isn't: the studio just scheduled a sequel for the summer of 2017.  

Check out the top ten movies in the country for the third weekend of February 2014:

1. The Lego Movie..........................$31.4 million..............$183.1 million

2. 3 Days to Kill..............................$12.3 million..............New Release

3. Pompeii......................................$10.0 million..............New Release

4. RoboCop.....................................$9.4 million...............$43.6 million

5. The Monuments Men.................$8.1 million...............$58.0 million

6. About Last Night........................$7.4 million...............$38.1 million

7. Ride Along..................................$4.6 million...............$123.1 million

8. Frozen........................................$4.3 million...............$384.0 million

9. Endless Love..............................$4.3 million...............$20.1 million

10. Winter's Tale............................$2.1 million...............$11.2 million

Stay tuned to IAR next week to see how Non-Stop and Son of God impact the top ten movies at the box office.

In the meantime, enjoy a song from The Lego Movie featuring Will Arnett's Batman:

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