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'LEGO' wins weekend box office in landslide, 'Pompeii' erupts Friday

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The Presidents Day weekend box office results are in, and The LEGO Movie won in a landslide.

‘The LEGO Movie’ easily fended off three 1980s remakes aimed at the Valentine’s Day crowd and dominated the domestic box office for a second straight week, according to industry figures released Monday.

The animated 3D action comedy based on the classic construction toy grossed $49.8 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday for a total of $130.1 million since opening Feb. 7.

R-rated romantic comedy remake About Last Night starring Kevin Hart debuted at No. 2 with $25.6 million.

Sci-fi action remake Robocop opened at No. 3 with $21.6 million for a total of $26.6 million since opening Wednesday.

World War II biographical action drama ‘The Monuments Men’ starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett fell two spots to No. 4 in its second weekend, earning $15.4 million for a total of $44.1 million since opening Feb. 7.

Romantic drama remake ‘Endless Love’ opened at No. 5 with $13.3 million.

The weekend’s only other nationwide release, romantic fantasy drama ‘Winter’s Tale’ starring Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe, opened at a disappointing No. 7 with $7.2 million.


  • A dying Secret Service agent is offered a potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last assignment in action thriller 3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
  • A slave-turned-gladiator tries to save his true love as a deadly volcano erupts in ancient Rome in historical 3D action drama Pompeii.’ Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.


  • A stay-at-home mom visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and ends up adopting a stripper as her live-in nanny in R-rated dramedy ‘Afternoon Delight.’
  • The landmark HBO fantasy saga continues in ‘The Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season.’

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