Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures
March 3rd, 2014

"Non-Stop" opened with $30,019,000 during the weekend of February 28, taking top spot in box office rankings. During a transatlantic flight, air marshal Bill Marks faces his worst nightmare. An unknown terrorist is aboard the flight, threatening to murder fellow passengers until certain demands are met. Bill will go to any lengths to halt the terror and save innocent lives. The thriller has a PG-13 rating for drug references, sensuality, language and intense sequences of action and violence.

"Son of God" debuted with $26,500,000. From the moment of his birth, Jesus Christ is destined for great things. As he grows into a charismatic leader with a voice that could change the world, Jesus gathers disciples, but he also makes powerful enemies. Not everyone is ready to accept his message. "Son of God" has a PG-13 rating for sequences of violence and a bloody depiction of The Crucifixion.

Continuing Films

"The Lego Movie" brought in $21,015,000 over the weekend, resulting in profits that total more than $209 million. The wizard Vitruvius is one of the Master Builders, taking a stand against Lord Business. Although Vitruvius prophesies that the Special will come along and save the world, he doesn't expect that the Special will be Emmet, a Lego guy who seems anything but special. The animated movie has a PG rating for rude humor and mild action.

"The Monuments Men" has surpassed the $65 million marker, thanks to weekend profits of $5 million. Lieutenant Frank Stokes assembles an elite team of art experts to undertake the task of retrieving cultural treasures from Nazi control. World War II may be coming to an end, but these brave experts still have an important battle ahead of them. "The Monuments Men" has a PG-13 rating for historical smoking and images of war violence.

"3 Days to Kill" earned $4,900,000 in weekend profits. Overall, the action movie has brought in more than $20 million. Ethan has faced countless enemies and dangerous missions during his career as a CIA operative. All this still can't prepare him for a brain cancer diagnosis. Ethan tries to figure out how to reconnect with his family while completing a final mission that could change everything. "3 Days to Kill" has a PG-13 rating for sensuality, language and intense sequences of violence and action.

"RoboCop" saw weekend earnings of $4,500,000, with total profits now surpassing the $51 million mark. Critical injuries nearly take the life of a devoted cop. Now, Alex has to re-learn life as a half-man, half-machine hybrid, doling out justice on the city streets. It soon becomes clear that the corporation behind the technology is not totally trustworthy. "RoboCop" has a PG-13 rating for sensuality, drug use, language and intense action scenes that include frenetic gun play.

"Pompeii" has earned more than $17 million since its debut, including $4,300,000 during the weekend of February 28. Once a slave, Milo is now a ferocious gladiator. His heart belongs to a beautiful young woman, but she's engaged to a cruel Roman senator and cannot freely return his affections. With terrible destruction building behind the scenes, Milo will fight relentlessly for his true love. The film's PG-13 rating is due to disaster-related action, brief mature content and intense battle sequences.

Movies to DVD

The Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" will be available on DVD on Tuesday, March 4. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a musician building a life during the 1840s. When slave traders kidnap Solomon and sell him into captivity, Solomon's life becomes a struggle for dignity and survival. His hope for freedom will sustain Solomon through unimaginable pain. The biographical drama has an R rating for violence, cruelty, nudity and brief mature content.

"Hours" stars Paul Walker as Nolan, a new father facing immense obstacles. With his baby depending on a hospital ventilator to survive, Nolan keeps the equipment running with a generator. Hurricane Katrina rages outside, leaving the grieving single dad to count down the hours till help arrives. "Hours" has a PG-13 rating for drug material, violence and thematic elements.

"Philomena" traces one woman's journey to find her long-lost child. When a disgraced journalist agrees to work with Philomena, they both uncover a story that spans many decades and plenty of heartbreak. After her son went up for adoption years ago, Philomena will do anything to reconnect with him. Strong language, thematic elements and mature references contribute to a PG-13 rating.

"Cold Comes the Night" follows the unlikely alliance between a world-weary criminal and a young mother with everything to lose. Topo may be a dangerous man, but his failing eyesight makes it difficult for him to carry out his job. He must persuade a motel owner to act as his eyes. The movie's R rating is due to violence and language.