The LEGO Movie grossed $1.57 million on Tuesday to continue to claim first place at the daily box office. Warner's blockbuster 3D computer animated film has now led the daily box office for 17 of the past 19 days. The LEGO Movie was up a healthy 27 percent over Monday and down 56 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that last week's midweek grosses were inflated a bit from some schools being out for the week. The 19-day domestic total for The LEGO Movie stands at a very impressive $185.83 million, which places the film 15 percent ahead of the $161.46 million 19-day take of 2012's The Lorax.
Relativity's 3 Days to Kill held steady in second with $1.098 million. The modestly budgeted action thriller starring Kevin Costner increased 26 percent over Monday's performance. 3 Days to Kill has grossed $14.21 million through four days of release. That is on the high end of pre-release expectations and represents a solid start with the film's price tag in mind. However, 3 Days to Kill could soon take a significant hit when Universal's Non-Stop and Fox's Son of God both enter the marketplace on Friday.
Sony's Pompeii took in $1.00 million to remain in third place. The pricey 3D disaster film was up 31 percent from Monday. Pompeii has taken in $12.11 million through four days, which places it $2.10 million behind the four-day start of 3 Days to Kill. Pompeii is having a disappointing domestic performance thus far given both expectations and its price tag. Like 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii is also likely to take a hit this weekend from the combination of Non-Stop and Son of God.
Fellow Sony release RoboCop placed in fourth with $0.819 million. The pricey sci-fi action remake was up 23 percent over Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. RoboCop has grossed $45.49 million in 14 days, which places the film 16 percent behind the $54.42 million 14-day take of last year's A Good Day to Die Hard. While RoboCop is performing a bit below expectations domestically, it should be noted that the film is performing significantly stronger overseas.
Sony also claimed fifth place on Tuesday, as The Monuments Men took in $0.802 million for the day. The George Clooney directed World War II increased a strong 31 percent over Monday and was down 39 percent from last Tuesday. With a 19-day take of $59.27 million, The Monuments Men is set to clear the $60 million domestic mark on Thursday.