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'Lego Movie' Stays Atop Box Office, Blocks 'About Last Night' and 'RoboCop'

February 17, 2014 (1:28 am) GMT
The movie featuring superheroes in alternative Lego universe beats Valentine's Day movies like Kevin Hart's rom-com and actioner starring Joel Kinnaman.

"" remains No. 1, ruling domestic box office for two consecutive weeks over Valentine's Day weekend. The Warner Bros. animated flick, voiced by , , and more, blocks Screen Gems' rom-com "" and MGM & Sony's reboot "".

The movie adds an estimated $48.8 million for three-day gross and is expected to finish with $60 million for a four-day total that ends Monday. If it does, it will mark the second-best showing of all time for the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day holiday after 2010's "" which opened to $63.1 million.

Overseas, the film based on children's most famous toy posts another $27.7 million for the weekend from 42 markets, pushing its foreign total to $51.2 million. So far, it has collected around $180.3 million worldwide, including $129 million domestically after only two weeks of release.

's romance "About Last Night" settles at the runner-up place. Although it's only a remake of the 1986 film starring Brat Pack members and , it still manages to rake in a nice $27 million debut against a reported modest budget of $13 million and receives an A- from CinemaScore.

The film which follows a couple hooking up in jail is Hart's second film on the top 10 this week since another of his flick, cop comedy "", still hangs on just outside the top 5 at No. 6 with an estimated $8.8 million. It's further showing the actor's power as a box-office draw.

"RoboCop" remake follows at the third spot. Costing an estimated $100 million to produce, the actioner directed by Jose Padilha and led by debuts with only $21.5 million. However, the film which got early release overseas performed better outside the states. It garners $70 million, including a weekend tally of $35 million. Targeting male audience, it's looking to earn more from foreign markets when it opens in China, Brazil and Japan next.

Another new release, "", debuts a couple spots lower at the U.S. box office. Boasting romantic stories for Valentine's Day, the starrer based on a 1981 film of the same name starts at No. 5 with only $13.4 million. It stays behind 's "" which adds approximately $15 million.

"" also tanks in its first weekend. The Akiva Goldsman directorial debut which has on the lead and the likes of and in the supporting roles only manages to open at the seventh place with an estimated $7.8 million.

  1. "" - $48.8 million
  2. "" - $27 million
  3. "" - $21.5 million
  4. "" - $15 million
  5. "" - $13.4 million
  6. "" - $8.8 million
  7. "" - $7.8 million
  8. "" - $5.9 million
  9. "" - $4.1 million
  10. "" - $3.3 million


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