In an otherwise cold and uneventful box office, it's "The Lego Movie", not "Pompeii" that's still on fire.
And the weekend box office winner is… The Lego Movie, for the third week in a row. The movie collected $31.5 million in the US and Canada, to lead the North American box office for the 3rd consecutive weekend, despite two new releases this weekend. The Lego Movie’s three-week run is a rare achievement, especially in the winter off-season. The animated flick is only the second three-week chart-topper, after Ride Along. The toy adaptation has done $183.2 million in three weeks.
The movie just keeps Le-going.
Apart from Lego’s success, however, there’s little to report at the box office. The new Kevin Costner spy thriller 3 Days to Kill was a distant second after pulling in $12.3 million for the period from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates, reported by Reuters. It didn’t exactly make a killing (sorry). Critics aren’t especially fond of the thriller either, with it currently holding a 27% rotten rating on the review agregator.
The third performer was Pompeii. As indicated by the title, it’s a Roman-era disaster flick (yes, Hollywood really is that low on ideas these days.) It did slightly better than 3 Days – Pompeii currently holds a 29% rating on RT – but that didn’t influence moviegoers in the slightest. Pompeii’s opening weekend wasn’t terrible, exactly – the film scored $10 million over the 3-day period, but it is by no means a star performer.