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'The Lego Movie' is No. 1 at U.S. box office; '3 Days to Kill' is No. 2

Photo at left: "The Lego Movie." Photo at right: "3 Days to Kill."
Photo at left: "The Lego Movie." Photo at right: "3 Days to Kill."
Photo at left: Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo at right: Relativity Media.

For the third weekend in a row, Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lego Movie" was No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending Feb. 23, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on Feb. 23, "The Lego Movie" had $31.45 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending Feb. 23, 2014. Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks lead the voice cast of "The Lego Movie" which is an animated film based on Lego toys.

Two movies opened in wide release in the U.S. and Canada that week. Here are their rankings and weekend box-office totals:

Relativity Media's action thriller "3 Days to Kill" opened on Feb. 21, 2014, and debuted at No. 2, with $12.3 million. In the movie, Kevin Costner play a spy who tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, played by Hailee Steinfeld.

TriStar Pictures' disaster movie "Pompeii" opened on Feb. 21, 2014, and debuted at No. 3, with $10 million. The movie stars Kit Harrington as a slave/gladiator and Emily Browning as a princess who fall in love with each other during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending Feb. 23, 2014:

1. "The Lego Movie" — $31.45 million

2. "3 Days to Kill" — $12.3 million

3. "Pompeii" — $10 million

4. "RoboCop" — $9.4 million

5. "The Monuments Men" — $8.1 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on Feb. 21, 2014:

  • "Beijing Love Story" — $306,000 from 12 theaters
  • "In Secret" — $272,000 from 266 theaters
  • "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" — $30,000 from two theaters