“The Lego Movie” is still at the top of the domestic box office despite big debuts from rom-com “About Last Night” and the “RoboCop” reboot. The mega star-studded movie voiced by Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to name a few, adds an estimated $48.8 million over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Internationally the toy inspired film raked in an additional $27.7 million, pushing its foreign total to $51.2 million. In total, the movie has collected approximately $180.3 million worldwide and $129 million domestically after two weeks. Kevin Hart posts another entry in the charts while his very successful cop comedy“Ride Along” is still in the top 10 at no.6 this week with an estimated $8.8 million. His new rom-com, “About Last Night” enters the charts at no.2 with $27 million on its debut weekend. The remake of the 1986 film starring Brat Pack members Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, was made on a boot-string budget of only $13 million.
We will finally get to see director Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” remake which debuts at no.3 with only $21.5 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. The film was released earlier overseas, raking in an impressive $70 million, including the weekend takings of $35 million. Costing an estimated $100 million to produce, the remake of the cult classic film is well on its way to financial success. George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” slips down two spots to no.4 this week, adding an additional $15 million. Another Valentine’s Day rom-com made its way to the theatres this weekend. “Endless Love” debuts at No. 5 with only $13.4 million at the U.S. box office. The Alex Pettyfer starrer is based on a 1981 film of the same name. “Winter’s Tale” flops in its first weekend sitting in seventh place with an estimated $7.8 million. The film set in a mythic New York City, which tells the story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil, is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. The big a-list cast didn’t manage to save the film which include the likes of Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Will Smith and Jennifer Connelly.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “The Lego Movie” – $48.8 million
- “About Last Night” – $27 million
- “RoboCop” – $21.5 million
- “The Monuments Men” – $15 million
- “Endless Love” – $13.4 million
- “Ride Along” – $8.8 million
- “Winter’s Tale” – $7.8 million
- “Frozen (2013)” – $5.9 million
- “Lone Survivor” – $4.1 million
- “That Awkward Moment” – $3.3 million