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Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
February 23rd, 2014 6:00pm EST

The Lego Movie

Everything is still awesome for The Lego Movie, which topped the weekend box office chart for a third straight week.

The animated family film (which is, indeed, awesome) added another $31.5 million to its three-week total of $183 million, more than triple its budget.

Kevin Costner's action thriller 3 Days To Kill, which has drawn several comparisons to Liam Neeson's "Taken" series, came in second with an estimated $12.3 million.

Sword-and-sandals epic Pompeii opened third, taking in just 10 percent of its $100 million budget. The film stars Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) as -- stop us if you've heard this one before -- a slave-turned-gladiator who falls in love with a rich girl set to marry a corrupt politician against the backdrop of the erupting Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

It's safe to say the disaster movie was a disaster itself. Even 2008's "Disaster Movie" did better during its debut, percentage-wise.

Rounding out the top five this week are big-budget remake "RoboCop," which pulled in $9.4 million in its second week, and George Clooney's WWII art flick "The Monuments Men, with $8.1 million.


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