- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

3-D hit “The Lego Movie” has secured the No. 1 slot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, besting action-packed new releases “3 Days to Kill” and “Pompeii.”

The Warner Bros. animated film, with voices by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman, gained $31.3 million. Its domestic total is now more than $183 million, making it the highest grossing film so far this year.

Earning less than half of the kiddie movie’s gross, Relativity Media’s crime drama “3 Days to Kill,” starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard, opened in second place with $12.2 million.

Featuring “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington, Sony’s gladiator adventure “Pompeii” came in third place in its first weekend, earning $10.3 million.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are:

1. “The Lego Movie,” Warner Bros., $31,305,359, 3,890 locations, $8,048 average, $183,015,455, 3 weeks.

2. “3 Days To Kill,” Relativity Media, $12,242,218, 2,872 locations, $4,263 average, $12,242,218, 1 week.

3. “Pompeii,” Sony, $10,340,823, 2,658 locations, $3,890 average, $10,340,823, 1 week.

4. “RoboCop,” Sony, $9,805,051, 3,372 locations, $2,908 average, $44,005,157, 2 weeks.

5. “The Monuments Men,” Sony, $7,912,276, 3,064 locations, $2,582 average, $57,856,960, 3 weeks.

6. “About Last Night,” Sony, $7,534,816, 2,253 locations, $3,344 average, $38,281,106, 2 weeks.

7. “Ride Along,” Universal, $4,623,390, 2,186 locations, $2,115 average, $123,129,190, 6 weeks.

8. “Frozen,” Disney, $4,403,797, 1,891 locations, $2,329 average, $384,108,132, 14 weeks.

9. “Endless Love,” Universal, $3,967,520, 2,896 locations, $1,370 average, $19,808,775, 2 weeks.

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