Box Office News for February 2014: ‘The Lego Movie’ Still on Top after Three Weeks with $31.45 Million Gross!

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In its third straight weekend at the top of the box office charts, “The Lego Movie” seems to be krazy glued on Top 1. According to, “The Lego Movie” (Warner Bros.) earned an estimated $31.45 million over the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2014. So far, it has earned $183.16 million in 17 days and $225 million worldwide since its debut on Feb. 7, 2014! In second place is “3 Days to Kill” (Relativity) with an estimated $12.3 million. “Pompeii” (Sony and Constantine Film) is at the third spot of the box office charts with an estimated $10.0 million.

The Wrap asked Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. executive vice-president for distribution, about the box office success of “The Lego Movie.”

“Every once in awhile a movie takes on a life of its own, and this one has,” said Goldstein in The Wrap report.

“It’s playing way beyond just families, and that’s because the pop culture references work so well with parents and adults,” Goldstein added.

Goldstein also commended “The Lego Movie” writers and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. He said that they didn’t expect a lot of people to watch it, especially in high-end theatres including 3D cinemas.

On the other hand, a spokesman for Relativity, the distributor of the film “3 Days to Kill” starring Kevin Costner (Ethan Renner), said that the film’s opening gross met their expectations. Considering that it only cost $28 million to make, it is considered a success.

“3 Days to Kill” is directed by McG. Aside from Costner, it also stars Hailee Steinfeld (Zoey Renner), Connie Nielsen (Christine Renner), and Amber Heard (Vivi Delay).

Meanwhile, “Pompeii” (Sony and Constantine Film) reportedly cost at least $80 million to produce that’s why even if it’s at the third spot in the box office charts, it’s still a bit of a disappointment because a lot more was expected of it.

“Pompeii” stars Kit Harington as Milo. Harington is the actor who plays Jon Snow in the critically acclaimed TV series “Game of Thrones.” It is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. It also features Emily Browning (Cassia), Carrie-Anne Moss (Aurelia), and Kiefer Sutherland (Corvus).

The other movies who made the list of the Top 5 box office chart toppers were “Robocop” (Top 4 = estimated $9.4 million earnings) and “The Monuments Men” (Top 5 = estimated $8.1 million).

Below is the complete list of Top 10 movies over the weekend of Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014:

1. “The LEGO Movie” (Warner Bros.) – $31,450,000 (Weekend Gross)

2. “3 Days to Kill” (Relativity Media) – $12,300,000

3. “Pompeii” (Sony / TriStar) – $10,000,000

4.  “RoboCop” (2014) (Sony / Columbia) – $9,400,000       

5.  “The Monuments Men” (Sony / Columbia) – $8,100,000

6.  “About Last Night” (Sony / Screen Gems) – $7,400,000

7.  “Ride Along” (Universal) – $4,700,000

8.  “Frozen” (2013) (Disney) – $4,357,000

9.  “Endless Love” (2014) (Universal) – $4,300,000

10. “Winter’s Tale” (Warner Bros.) – $2,130,000


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