Going into the weekend box office watchers were uncertain whether Non-Stop or Son Of God would come out on top of the box office chart. In the end the win went to Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop, which took $30 million in its first three days. While not quite on a par with Taken 2, it beat Neeson’s other recent man-vs-the-world flicks, The Grey and Unknown.
Son Of God was in second spot with $26.5 million, which certainly isn’t bad for a film that’s essentially just a repackaged version of part of the The Bible miniseries that aired on TV last year. It took that amount of money despite reviews slating its television grade production values and clunky pacing and script, as well as a tongue in cheek Twitter hashtag suggesting Jesus was too good looking – #hotjesus. It just goes to show how much money you can make by appealing to the US religious folk.
Those were the only two new entries, although The LEGO Movie also had reason to cheer, as it crossed the $200 million mark at the US box office over the weekend.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of February 28th to March 2nd.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||Son Of God||$26.5||$26.5|
|3||The LEGO Movie||$21.0||$209.3|
|4||The Monuments Men||$5.0||$65.6|
|5||3 Days To Kill||$4.9||$20.7|
|9||About Last Night||$3.4||$43.7|