"The Lego Movie" builds on an already strong showing, taking the top box office spot for third weekend in a row. Gavino Garay reports. Watch report >>
"The Lego Movie" continues to topple the competition on the box-office scoreboard, bringing in $31.5 million dollars in ticket sales for the third weekend in a row, according to studio estimates. Meanwhile, the new Kevin Costner spy thriller "3 Days to Kill" generated $12.3 million in U.S. and Canadian sales, making it a distant second. That was followed by the big-budget "Pompeii", which brought in $10 million in its first week in theaters. So far, the film hasn't received shining reviews — Toronto Star wrote, "The drama is deadly but the volcano's a blast, making "Pompeii" something less than the complete disaster you might expect."
• builds on an already strong showing (you build things with Lego)
• continues to topple the competition (to make something fall over)
• the volcano's a blast (slang for a very enjoyable experience)
• the drama is deadly (very boring)
• less than the complete disaster you might expect (it's a disaster movie)