'The Lego Movie' continues strong run at box office on Friday, 'Pompeii' opens weak

By Kyle Johnson,

Another weekend, another good start for Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie, which easily attracted more moviegoers than new releases 3 Days To Kill and Pompeii.

Warner Bros.' animated hit will easily remain on top of the box office after it earned another $7.3 million on Friday, reports Deadline. Lego Movie is projected to earn about $32 million for the weekend, which would give the film a domestic total of over $180 million.

The Kevin Costner starring 3 Days To Kill grossed about $4 million in its opening day, which could mean the film nets about $12 million for the weekend. The film only cost about $30 million to produce, so there is a good chance the film will earn about that during its time in theaters.

The news isn't good for Sony's expensive disaster flick Pompeii, according to Forbes. The film, which cost about $80-$100 million, only managed to earn about $3.3 million, with projections for the film, a miserable $10 million.

Forbes notes that Sony likely won't be too upset over this bomb as most costs were taken on by Constantin Films and Film District.

Sony's other film, with MGM Films, RoboCop brought in $2.6 million for Friday. Projections have the film grossing about $8 million for the weekend, which would bring the total haul to this point to about $42 million. Monuments Men, another Sony flick, continues to show a little life after grossing $2.28, with likely weekend earnings of about $58 million.

Last week's No. 2 film About Last Night grossed $2.24 million and is projected to earn $7.5 million for the weekend.

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