Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Holding in First Place with $33 Million Three-Peat Weekend

The Lego Movie

Despite low numbers, Sony contributes an impressive four entries to weekend's top six

Like a plastic block locked firmly into place, “The Lego Movie” is showing tremendous hold. In its third weekend, the Warner Bros. toon can expect a secure win with about $33 million.

Meeting this mark, “Lego Movie” — co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow — will close the weekend with a domestic cume close to $185 million in just 17 days. On Wednesday, it crossed $200 million worldwide.

This puts a pair of young male-skewing actioners in a difficult position.

Relativity’s “3 Days to Kill,” co-produced and co-financed by EuropaCorp, won’t make a killing despite landing in second. It took $4 million Friday, and is on track to earn about $12 million this weekend. There’s also heat on Sony’s “Pompeii,” which will be lucky to hit $10 million through Sunday after its $3.4 million Friday bow.

Intuitively, these films are dividing the same audience, both being PG-13 action films, to their mutual detriment. Though full demo information won’t be available until tomorrow, an early analysis of “Pompeii” skews only 52% male, interestingly indicating a rather balanced audience that is either significant or the mere result of the level of eye candy alluded to in Peter Debruge’s review.

As these low-landing openers lead the pack, a crowded slate of holdovers carrying over from Valentine’s Day weekend doesn’t stand a chance.

Sony’s “Robocop” leapt passed former leader “About Last Night” to take fourth place this frame with an anticipated $8.5 million or so. The raunchy romancer from Sony-Screen Gems is more likely to fall in sixth with about $7.5 million.

Squeezed between the two, and representing a strong if unimpressive weekend for Sony, “The Monuments Men” should earn about $8 million in its third weekend.

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  1. Alan Nelson says:

    How can The Monuments Men have both a “strong” but “unimpressive” box office return ?

  2. harry georgatos says:

    The director of POMPEI, Anderson, is not a feature film director but a b-grade filmmaker of the lowest kind. Anderson is not far behind Ed Wood with his extremely substandard films that play to the lowest common denominator and crafted with extremely basic filmmaking skills that are just above a 12 year old kid making his first short film. How Anderson has a filmmaking career in Los Angeles baffles the mind? I firmly believe all the wrong people have the right jobs. POMPEI with a $100 million dollar budget should have been an epic! At 104 minute running time, and if one excludes the credits, this film runs for about 92 minutes!!!!!!! It should have had a running time of 130 minutes if audience were going to get value for dollar!!! A straight to dvd movie has been given a world-wide theatrical release. Who makes these decisions? And who is responsible for the development of something as pathetic as POMPEI?

    • cadavra says:

      Waiddaminute. You think the movie’s a total piece of crap yet you wanted it to be almost 40 minutes longer???

      • harry georgatos says:

        What I said if these films were properly developed then we wouldn’t have something as pathetic as POMPEI but something more substantial then what we got! In the hands of a better director this needed a more substantial running time to truly make an epic then this cardboard z-grade piece of filmmaking!


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