Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend Roundup: Box Office Results for 2/21-2/23


Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 this weekend were The LEGO Movie, 3 Days To Kill, and Pompeii.

After last weeks impressive holiday numbers, it's not surprising that the grosses this week have gone down.  But even though there was a drop, the overall numbers were still decent for February. 

And on a side note, the Academy Award nominated Frozen has come even closer to breaking $1 billion.  It's now less than $20 million away from reaching the Billion Dollar Club, and just over $80 million away for becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...


In its third week, the wonderfully entertaining The LEGO Movie has dominated the box office yet again, claiming the top spot this week. It has brought in $31.3 million, a modest 37.2% drop from last weekend's total.  This puts The LEGO Movie's domestic total at $183 million and it's worldwide total at $275.5 million.


Kevin Costner's newest action film, 3 Days To Kill, had a modest opening this week, bringing in $12.2 million on a low $28 million production budget.  This is a better opening weekend and a much better opening-to-budget ratio than his last film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.  Hopefully, this film won't suffer the same fate of such low box office draws.


Even though Pompeii managed to take the #3 spot this week, it's opening was pretty poor.  Bringing in only $10.3 million on a $100 million production budget, this romance/disaster film has definitely underperformed.  This is a small fraction of what many disaster movies bring in, such as Twister ($41.1 million), 2012 ($65.2 million), and The Day After Tomorrow ($68.7 million).  I think this has a lot to do with the romance element of the film, which most likely turned off some people.

Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:

#1 - The LEGO Movie - $31,305,359

#2 - 3 Days To Kill - $12,242,218

#3 - Pompeii - $10,340,823

Join us next week for another edition to WEEKEND ROUNDUP.  Which movies will be on top?  Can The LEGO Movie continue to dominate or will a newcomer take the throne?  Check out our next edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP for the scoop!

Opening this Friday (2/21):

Odd Thomas
Son of God

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