“Non-Stop” lived up to its name as the Liam Neeson thriller was the No. 1 movie of the week with an estimated $30,019,350.
“Son of God,” a big-screen drama culled from the History Channel’s “The Bible” series, with some new footage added, was second with $26,500,000.
Here are the full top 10 from Rentrak with final numbers on Monday as usual:
“Non-Stop” -- $30,019,350.
“Son of God” -- $26,500,000.
“The Lego Movie” – $21,015,000 bringing its North American gross to $209,325,084.
“The Monuments Men” -- $5,000,000, for $65,692,973 since release.
“3 Days to Kill” -- $4,900,00 for $20,700,883 so far.
“RoboCop” -- $4,500,000, bringing its gross to $51,211,444.
“Pompeii” -- $4,300,000.
“Frozen” -- $3,611,000, for $388,736,000 since Thanksgiving.
“About Last Night” -- $3,400,000, for $43,751,348 to date.
“Ride Along” -- $3,065,160, edging it running gross to $127,188,560.
Are you ready for the Academy Awards tonight? That's Rob Ashford, the ceremony's choreographer, pointing something out to Ewan McGregor in an EW image taken during preparations. Hmmm. What is Obi-Wan Kenobi up to? Harrison Ford also is among the folks shown in rehearsal.
-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. “It wouldn’t have mattered if we’d played the game inside or outside, snow or no snow. They were better, more prepared to play, whatever the conditions were." - Dan Bylsma.
-The Chicago Tribune's recap. "It really felt like a real outdoor game. There were no real systems or structure. We were just kind of hoisting the puck, slapping it around and having fun." - Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp.
-The Associated Press' recap. “They’re a good hockey team and they outplayed us. They had us trapped in a lot of the game.” - Sidney Crosby.
-Highlights (so to speak):
-The first goal by Chicago captain Jonathan Toews deserves its own highlight:
-Mike Lange's goal calls.
-The teams taking the ice:
-The national anthem:
-A snowy night at Soldier Field:
-The huddled masses did what they could could to stay warm:
-And they didn't hesitate to party:
-Or make snow angels:
-There was a lot of snow:
-James Neal battled Chicago's Brandon Saad for a puck:
-Saad being popular:
-Happy times for Saad and Toews:
-Toews tripped up Brian Gibbons:
-Dan Bylsma sported some headgear:
-The Penguins bench tried to stay warm:
-Brandon Sutter speaks:
-Marc-Andre Fleury speaks:
-Blackhawks forward and former Penguin Marian Hossa left last night's game in the first period due to an "upper-body" injury.
-"I just like, obviously, watching [Sidney] Crosby and [Evgeni] Malkin, to be honest with you. Just to kind of see how they're playing or if there's something I can pick up on the ice. It's not like I'm watching the Penguins, to be honest with you, in general." - Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane on the Penguins.
-What are the benefits of being in first place in the Eastern Conference?
-Peter Mannino made 19 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 2-1 win against the Albany Devils.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton recalled forwards Anton Zlobin and Tom Kuhnhackl from Wheeling.
-Goaltender Kieran Millan made 24 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-1 loss to the Reading Royals.
-After the Jump: Another milestone for the timeless Jaromir Jagr and a stunning personnel move in Buffalo.
As of Sunday morning, Major Kong has yet to ride the bomb and discussions prevail on Pittsburgh's nevertellmetheodds message board on such topics as "Best Places to Fart and Walk Away," "There is a buffet at the O today all day, 3/1/14" (unrelated) and "rare stick insect(s)."
In fact, threads like as "RIP SWEET NTMTO" and "How the Board Died 101" are beginning to slip to the bottom of the page, and a feeling of normalcy is setting in on a site that was set for extinction on March 1.
The administrator of NTMTO, which launched more than a decade ago as the Roboto board, posted on Wednesday afternoon that "starting March 1st" he was shutting down this "parade of frustration."
Within minutes, posters navigated the five stages -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance -- before settling right back into screwball comedy. It has, without question, been the funniest three days in the board's history, with a whipped cream topping of classic threads.
After an 11:59 p.m. Friday "boardmageddon" scare and an uneasy Saturday, NTMTO has come out the other side. Bands are even posting new show threads, as if life is normal.
As for the man behind the curtain, there's been nothing but a cool silence. Maybe he felt bad and changed his mind. Maybe he's enjoying a panic among peasants. Or maybe he has a real life and just forgot to hit the button. I'm hoping for the former.
(Another word of disclosure: I posted there for nine years, threw a hissy fit and "banned" myself last week, and now exist there as something of a ghost -- which will be hated on even for more this latest news update.)