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Non-Stop for Liam Neeson to top of box office

Published on Mar 3, 2014 6:36 AM
Irish actor Liam Neeson poses at the premiere of his film Non-Stop in Los Angeles on Feb 24, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Liam Neeson soared to the top of the North American box office with his plane thriller Non-Stop, raking in US$30 million (S$38 million) on Oscars weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

Neeson pipped another new entry, Son Of God, into second, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. It said the controversial film about the life and times of Jesus pulled in US$26.5 million.

The Lego Movie, the Warner Bros animation film, was relegated to third after a short stint in prime position. It earned US$21 million for a total US$209.3 million since opening last month.

It was far ahead of George Clooney's The Monuments Men, starring Bill Murray, which earned a relatively paltry US$5 million in estimated ticket sales between Friday and Sunday.

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