Box Office Results: The LEGO Movie Dominates Presidents’ Day Weekend
Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Tuesday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Everything continues to be awesome for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, as the Phil Lord and Chris Miller film added an impressive $63.5 million over the four-day President’s Day holiday weekend to remain in first place its second weekend. The LEGO Movie also set a new President’s Day weekend record, surpassing 2010 release Valentine’s Day ($63.1 million). The animated hit, made for $60 million, has now earned $143.8 million domestically and $195 million at the global box office.
In second place, Screen Gems’ About Last Night took in an estimated $28.5 million for the four-day weekend from 2,253 locations, a per-screen average of $12,650. With a demographic of 37% male and 63% female, and 43% under the age of 30, About Last Night received a CinemaScore of A-. Starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald and Paula Patton, the Steve Pink-directed remake cost only $12.5 million to make.
MGM and Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop earned an estimated $25.6 million in third from 3,372 theaters for the four-day holiday weekend, bringing the six-day total box office to an estimated $30.5 million. Directed by Jose Padilha, the $100 million film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. It received a B+ CinemaScore and played to 62% male and 38% female, with 36% under 25 and 64% 25 and over. Internationally, RoboCop has earned just under $70 million to date.
Dropping two spots to fourth was George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which added $18 million over the four days for a total of $46.2 million after two weekends. The Columbia Pictures release cost $70 million to make.
Universal Pictures remake Endless Love, directed by Shana Feste and starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, debuted in fifth place with $15 million from Friday to Monday in 2,896 theaters. It received an A- CinemaScore and was made for just $20 million.
Universal also took the sixth spot with Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, which added another $10.3 million its fifth weekend for a total of $117.4 million.
Akiva Goldsman’s feature directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, failed to get much interest from moviegoers, as the drama brought in just $8.1 million over the long weekend from 2,965 theaters. Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe, Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs, the $60 million film received a B CinemaScore and averaged $2,732 per theater.
Meanwhile, Disney’s unstoppable Frozen reached $957.9 million at the worldwide box office this weekend, making it the 23rd highest-grossing movie of all time. It also surpassed Shrek 2 to become the third-highest animated release of all-time (based on original runs and not including re-issues) and highest-grossing original animated release of all time.
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