September 29, 2016

“The Lego Movie” repeats as Box Office champ this weekend

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Happy Sunday everyone, time for the weekly box office report! Leading the way this weekend once again was The LEGO Movie, which had a tremendous second week hold, taking in an estimated $48.8 million, again easily taking the top spot. The animated film bested a trio of 80’s movie remakes and an original title in terms of the other new releases. The comedy redo About Last Night opened very strongly for an estimated $28 million, proving that whatever Kevin Hart is in makes a few bucks, while the high profile remake of RoboCop had a middling gross of $21 million. Given the budget, that has to be a bit on the disappointing side. The new incarnation of Endless Love lost a lot of Valentine’s Day viewers to the more well received About Last Night and only made $13.3 million. As for Winter’s Tale, that supposedly un-filmable novel became a largely ignored film, as it only took in $7.7 million. Among the limited release openings, Beijing Love Story did decently well, while no other independent features of that ilk have reported their weekend grosses as of right now.

The LEGO Movie now is surely the start of a franchise, while The Monuments Men overcame less than stellar reviews to open better than expected, especially considering the bad buzz that surrounded the move from Oscar season last year. As for Vampire Academy, plain and simple…no one went to see it.

Among the notable holdovers in theaters besides The LEGO Movie, The Monuments Men finished fourth with another $15 million, while Ride Along finished six with another $8.7 million.

Here’s what the top ten looked like at the box office for this particular weekend:

1. The LEGO Movie – $48,810,000

2. About Last Night – $27,000,000

3. RoboCop – $21,500,000

4. The Monuments Men – $15,000,000

5. Endless Love – $13,380,000

6. Ride Along – $8,759,000

7. Winter’s Tale – $7,785,000

8. Frozen – $5,855,000

9. Lone Survivor – $4,076,000

10. That Awkward Moment – $3,337,000

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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