For the third week in a row, audiences have spent Friday night playing with toys, as the animated smash "The Lego Movie" topped newcomers "Pompeii" and "Three Days to Kill" with a big $7.3 million. 

"Lego," featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett as Batman, will likely build up around $31 million for the weekend.

It has earned a huge $159 million so far, and will probably crack the $200 million barrier sometime next weekend. 

The new Kevin Costner thriller "Three Days to Kill" had a fairly soft debut Friday, earning $4 million. Budgeted around $28 million, the Luc Besson production will likely pick up around $11 million in its first weekend.

"Kill" also stars Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.

Meanwhile, the $100 million "Pompeii" is looking like a disaster movie in more ways than one; it debuted to just $3.4 million last night for third place.

Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning and Kiefer Sutherland, "Pompei" will likely earn around $11 million for the weekend. 

The "RoboCop" remake picked up another $2.6 million, bringing its North American total to 36.8 million. 

Rounding out the top five was the ensemble comedy "About Last Night," which romanced audiences to the tune of $2.2 million.

However, George Clooney's WWII film "Monuments Men" also earned around $2.2 million and could overtake "Night" by Sunday. 

Starring Kevin Hart, "Night's" domestic total stands at $33 million, while "Men" has earned $52.1 million since opening. 

Look for continuing box office updates throughout the weekend and holidays on HitFix. 

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.