- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

“Non-Stop” couldn’t be stopped at the box office.

Universal’s airliner thriller starring Liam Neeson as a federal air marshal on a disastrous flight landed in first place in its debut weekend at the box office with $28.9 million.

Fox’s biblical tale “Son of God” featuring Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado as Jesus opened closely behind “Non-Stop” in second place with $25.6 million.

The Warner Bros. animated romp “The Lego Movie” earned $20.8 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $209.1 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. “Non-Stop,” Universal, $28,875,635, 3,090 locations, $9,345 average, $28,875,635, 1 week.

2. “Son of God,” Fox, $25,601,865, 3,260 locations, $7,853 average, $25,601,865, 1 week.

3. “The Lego Movie,” Warner Bros., $20,828,356, 3,770 locations, $5,525 average, $209,138,440, 4 weeks.

4. “3 Days To Kill,” Relativity, $4,950,813, 2,872 locations, $1,724 average, $20,751,696, 2 weeks.

5. “The Monuments Men,” Sony, $4,940,198, 3,002 locations, $1,646 average, $65,633,171, 4 weeks.

6. “RoboCop,” Sony, $4,508,609, 2,885 locations, $1,563 average, $51,220,053, 3 weeks.

7. “Pompeii,” Sony, $4,331,431, 2,658 locations, $1,630 average, $17,767,115, 2 weeks.

8. “Frozen,” Disney, $3,631,640, 1,746 locations, $2,080 average, $388,756,783, 15 weeks.

9. “About Last Night,” Sony, $3,383,253, 1,804 locations, $1,875 average, $43,734,601, 3 weeks.

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