Movie Roundup: ‘The Lego Movie’ Tops Weekend Box Office for the Second Week, Beating ‘About Last Night’ and ‘RoboCop’

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Planning to hit the movie theaters? Check out LongIsland.com's Movie Roundup for the latest on top box office releases and upcoming releases for the week!

The movie theaters was the place to be this holiday weekend considering the snowfall amounts that hit Long Island in recent days. Topping this weekend’s box office chart for another week was ‘The Lego Movie,’ bringing in an additional $48.8 million on top of the $69.05 million it brought in last weekend.

‘The Lego Movie’ appeals to not only kids – most of whom have the rest of the week off for Presidents' Week – but adults alike. It’s the story of an ordinary LEGO minifigure who’s mistakenly taken to be an extraordinary MasterBuilder. He’s recruited to take part in a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from ruining the universe by gluing it together. There’s action. There’s adventure. There’s comedy. – What more could you ask for?!

Coming in behind ‘The Lego Movie’ this past weekend was ‘About Last Night’, which brought in $27 million for its first weekend. The new release came right in time for Valentine’s Day as a romantic comedy about two couples as they journey from the bar to bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Coming in third this past weekend was ‘RoboCop’, which brought in $21.5 million for its first weekend. The remake had a slow start, even with IMAX showings available.

With one more holiday before the official start of the work-week and many kids out of school for Presidents' Week, hit the movie theaters on Long Island! Here are the new releases coming out this week.

New Movie Releases This Week: Feb. 21, 2014

For those looking for suspense:

  • 3 Days to Kill (PG-13)
    Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen
    An elite government hit man decides to give up his high stakes life to finally build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, after he finds out he has a terminal disease. But when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, it's an offer he can't refuse - even if it means juggling his two toughest assignments yet: going after the world's most ruthless terrorist and caring for his daughter for the first time in 10 years while his wife is out of town.

For those looking for drama:

  • Pompeii (PG-13)
    Cast: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akkinnuoye-Agbaje
    A slave turned gladiator tries to save the woman he loves before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It’s a race against time as Pompeii crumbles.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

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