'Non-Stop' & 'Son of God' Fight for First Place on Friday

on March 01, 2014 by Shawn Robbins
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Universal reports this morning Non-Stop earned $10 million on Friday. BoxOffice projects the film will total $30 million for its opening weekend, a strong start for the Liam Neeson thriller. Early word of mouth appears mixed with the film's Flixster score sitting at 74 percent on Saturday morning.

Son of God is off to an impressive start itself. The pic grossed an estimated $9.4 million yesterday, including its strong $1.2 million Thursday night sales. Although critics haven't taken kindly to the movie (23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), word of mouth appears healthy with 82 percent on Flixster as churchgoers around the country turn out. BoxOffice is projecting a $29 million weekend for Son of God.

The LEGO Movie fell to third place on Friday, earning $4.42 million and declining 39 percent from the same day last week. The animated hit's domestic total is now $192.7 million after 22 days in release. BoxOffice projects a $20 million weekend.

Relativity's 3 Days to Kill took a hit with Non-Stop entering the market. Kevin Costner's actioner was down 64 percent from its opening day to $1.45 million on Friday, bringing its domestic cume to $17.25 million after 8 days. BoxOffice projects a $5 million weekend for 3 Days to Kill.

Meanwhile, Pompeii slid 64 percent from its opening day to $1.2 million on Friday. The disaster pic's 8-day cume is $14.6 million. BoxOffice projects $4.2 million for its sophomore weekend.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Tags: Non-Stop, Son of God, The LEGO Movie, 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii
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