'The LEGO Movie' Holds onto First Place on Monday with $1.24 Million

on February 25, 2014 by Daniel Garris

The LEGO Movie took in $1.24 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. Warner's blockbuster 3D computer animated film has now led the daily box office for 16 of the past 18 days. The LEGO Movie was down 87 percent from Sunday and down 90 percent from last Monday's inflated Presidents Day performance. The 18-day domestic total for The LEGO Movie stands at a very impressive $184.26 million, which places the film 15 percent ahead of the $159.84 million 18-day take of 2012's The Lorax.

Relativity's 3 Days to Kill placed in second with $0.869 million. The modestly budgeted action thriller starring Kevin Costner was down 71 percent from Sunday. 3 Days to Kill has grossed $13.11 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 claimed third place with $0.765 million. The pricey 3D disaster film was down 72 percent from Sunday's performance. Pompeii has taken in $11.11 million through four days, which places it $2.01 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 from the upcoming combination of Non-Stop and Son of God.

Fellow Sony release RoboCop placed in fourth with $0.669 million. The pricey sci-fi action remake fell 76 percent from Sunday and 80 percent from last Monday. RoboCop has grossed $44.67 million in 13 days, which places the film 17 percent behind the $53.70 million 13-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 Monday, as The Monuments Men took in $0.611 million for the day. The George Clooney directed World War II film was down 69 percent from Sunday and down 75 percent from last Monday. The 18-day take for The Monuments Men stands at a solid $58.47 million.

Tags: The Monuments Men, RoboCop, Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, The LEGO Movie

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