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Box Office Top Ten: Newcomers '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii' No Match for 'Lego''s Legs

Photo of Tom Brueggemann By Tom Brueggemann | Thompson on Hollywood February 23, 2014 at 1:36PM

"The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) continued its amazing run with a third weekend at #1 and shows no sign of weakening. The movie elevated the weekend's Top Ten total to $94 million, significantly down from last week's holiday numbers, but still $10 million above the same time last year. 2014 to date remains 9 % ahead of 2013.

4. Robocop (Sony) Week 2 - Last weekend #3

$9,400,000 (-57%) in theaters (unchanged); PSA: $2,788; Cumulative: $43,600,000

This held the best of last week's four openers, not surprising since it was the only one not linked to Valentine's Day. It continues to perform similar to the other recent Paul Verhoeven sci-fi action remake, "Total Recall," with foreign much better and possibly still leading this $100 million production to profit. (To date, the international haul is already at $100 million.) Domestically this should outpace the MGM original (which ended up at $59 million) by a small margin.

What comes next: It doesn't look strong enough though for Sony and project partner MGM to reboot this as a series as happened the first go-round.

5. The Monuments Men (Sony) Week 3 - Last weekend #4

$8,100,00 (-48%) in 3,064 theaters (-19); PSA: $2,644; Cumulative: $58,050,000

George Clooney's World War II art-heist caper continues to show some appeal, at this point looking like it could provide enough heft that, if international performs at a higher level (this is opening slowly worldwide), this could turn into a success despite its initial $70 million cost.

What comes next: Without a lot of older audience competition in weeks ahead, this could stick around for a while.

6. About Last Night (Sony) Week 2 - Last weekend #2

$7,400,000 (-71%) in theaters (unchanged); PSA: $3,825; Cumulative: $38,150,000

A disappointing second weekend, even taking into account the extra push Valentine's Day gave this last weekend. This isn't getting the response that Kevin Hart's current "Ride Along" has gotten from audiences after the initial spark.

What comes next: This should still hit $50 million, not bad for the low budget involved.

7. Ride Along (Universal) Week 6 - Last weekend #6

$4,700,000 (-46%) in 2,186 theaters (-331); PSA: $2,135; Cumulative: $123,200,000

Coming down to earth after a great run, this is keeping pace with Kevin James' similar early year comedy hit "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which ended up at $146 million.

What comes next: "Ride Along"'s sequel could actually make it to theaters before the "Mall Cop 2" with Universal fast-tracking the project.

8. Frozen (Buena Vista) Week 14 - Last weekend #8

$4,357,000 (-30%) in 1,891 theaters (-210); PSA: $2,304; Cumulative: $380,061,000

Despite competition among kids from "The Lego Movie," this held on well (minor drop even though it is starting to lose theaters). Now up to $980 million worldwide, this looks like it could still be around for upcoming school spring vacations after premiering way back at Thanksgiving.

What comes next: Winning at least one Oscar next week won't hurt either. It might be two.

9. Endless Love (Universal) Week 2 - Last weekend #5

$4,300,000 (-68%) in theaters (unchanged); PSA: $4,300; Cumulative: $20,100,000

Big drop, not just from last week, but also from 7th place Friday to #9 for the full weekend.

What comes next: The end is near for this remake.

10. Winter's Tale (Warner Bros.) Week 2 - Last weekend #7

$2,130,000 (-71%) in theaters (unchanged); PSA: $718; Cumulative: $11,224,000

A weak opening is followed by a big drop, sealing the fate of this misbegotten adaptation of the acclaimed 1990s novel.

What comes next: Nothing.

This article is related to: Box Office, Box Office, Box Office Top Ten, Box Office, RoboCop, Frozen, The Lego Movie , Kit Harington, Kevin Costner

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.