Weekend Forecast: '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii'

Featured Stories - on February 19, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

feb21.pngTwo new films open on what will likely be a slow weekend following last week's busy holiday-driven market. The LEGO Movie will handily retain first place for a third straight weekend.

3 Days to Kill

PROS:

- Kevin Costner's renewed presence in movies lately could boost interest among older crowds.
- The soft word of mouth from Monuments Men may also lend some adult interest here.

CONS:

- Costner hasn't been a draw in many years.
- With older crowds possibly waiting for Non-Stop next week, it's possible even they won't show up for this.

Pompeii

PROS:

- Director Paul W.S. Anderson has found past success with genre movies like the Resident Evil franchise.
- The IMAX and 3D release should help pad grosses for the weekend.

CONS:

- The lack of online buzz is reminiscent of I, Frankenstein and The Legend of Hercules.
- Fanboy interest should be soft with the likes of RoboCop and The LEGO Movie already in the market.

Check out our forecast for this weekend's top ?? in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, Feb. 23
The LEGO Movie Feb 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$34,000,000 $185,500,000
RoboCop (2014) Feb 12, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$11,500,000 $45,700,000
About Last Night Feb 14, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$10,500,000 $41,200,000
The Monuments Men Feb 7, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$9,300,000 $59,200,000
Pompeii Feb 21, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$9,000,000 $9,000,000
3 Days to Kill Feb 21, 2014 Relativity Media
$8,500,000 $8,500,000
Frozen (2013) Nov 22, 2013 Disney
$4,900,000 $384,600,000
Ride Along Jan 17, 2014 Universal
$4,500,000 $123,000,000
Endless Love (2014) Feb 14, 2014 Universal
$4,300,000 $20,100,000
Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Warner Bros.
$2,700,000 $11,800,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

Tags: 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii, The LEGO Movie

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