Bold Box Office Predictions: February 21-23, 2014


Notable Openings This Weekend: 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii

I’d rather talk about reruns of Family Matters then this weekend’s box office. Yeah, The Lego Movie will three-peat. The end. Any more questions? Oh yeah, Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill open this weekend.


Pompeii. It has a volcano, gladiators, other stuff…whatever. When your big star is Carrie Anne-Moss, I’m not sure how much mainstream interest your film really has. Kiefer Sutherland is also in this as well. Maybe it’s a Jack Bauer crossover where Jack has to shoot a bullet into a volcano or something, I don’t know. The director is Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil movies, Mooooortaaaaaaal Kooooooombaaaaaaat), who I guess has a little bit of a following, and might be good enough to get this to #2 at least. Pompeii won’t bomb, but nothing special here at the box office.

Kevin Costner is back in 3 Days to Kill, but Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit didn’t exactly light up the bank accounts, and that at least had name recognition and a marketable star (Chris Pine). This film is also directed by McG, otherwise known as Mc “My Terminator Movie Flopped” G. Like most January & February spy “looks really boring” thriller types, this will come and go faster than a Road Runner sprinting in sneakers he just bought at Foot Locker.

How Will It All Break Down…

Due to a lack of competition, and the continued love fest, The Lego Movie will clean up once again. No contest.


1) The Lego Movie — $34.5 Million
2) Pompeii – $14 Million
3) About Last Night — $13 Million
4) RoboCop — $11.5 Million
5) 3 Days to Kill — $11 Million

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Daniel Cohen is the hard-boiled Film Editor for the Pop Break. Besides reviews, Daniel writes box office predictions, Gotham reviews and Oscar coverage. He can also be found on the Breakcast. If Daniel was sprayed by Scarecrow's fear toxin, it would be watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on a non-stop loop.