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Box Office Report for February 8-10

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a big time sequel in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part entered the marketplace, hoping to be the one to finally dethrone the current box office champion, along with a few other interesting new releases. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that…

The top spot this weekend went to the animated offering The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, our new box office champion. Temper that excitement though, as it did a respectable but wholly unspectacular $34.4 million. Expectations had to be higher. We’ll see how it holds in the weeks to come, but this won’t likely turn into the smash hit that the first one did.

Coming in at number two was the gender swapped comedy What Men Want. A $19 million haul nearly matches the $20 million budget, so that’s a small scale win here. Especially if it manages not to have a big second week drop, this could turn into a decent moneymaker when all is said and done.

Unsurprisingly, hitting at number three was Cold Pursuit, the latest Liam Neeson revenge offering. Being weirder and more violent than usual (and also better) limited the potential audience, as did Neeson’s bizarre comments while on the press tour. A $10.8 million cume is about as good as could have been hoped for. It’ll likely be rediscovered on home video once the hubbub dies down, but look for this one to leave the marketplace in short order.

Also opening wide was The Prodigy, which couldn’t find too much of an audience and debuted at number six. It took in just over $6 million, covering its budget, at least.

Among indie debuts, Everybody Knows was the only one of note to report a box office take, making $75,000 from only four locations. Also of note was The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 screening, and that actually made $912,000 on 265 screens. That was good for a top 20 finish too, so at least some folks are checking out the shorts before Oscar night…

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $34,400,000

2. What Men Want – $19,000,000

3. Cold Pursuit – $10,800,000

4. The Upside – $7,220,000

5. Glass – $6,422,000

6. The Prodigy – $6,004,403

7. Green Book – $3,567,000

8. Aquaman – $3,300,000

9. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – $3,040,000

10. Miss Bala – $2,725,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. A Dog’s Way Home – $1,950,000

12. They Shall Not Grow Old – $1,670,000

13. Escape Room – $1,650,000

14. The Kid Who Would be King – $1,500,000

15. Bohemian Rhapsody – $1,300,000

16. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 – $912,000

17. Bumblebee – $860,000

18. The Favourite – $800,000

19. Mary Poppins Returns – $762,000

20. Vice – $645,657

21. A Star Is Born – $550,000

22. Cold War – $500,859

23. The Mule – $470,000

24. Stan & Ollie – $450,827

25. Ralph Breaks the Internet – $355,000

Until next weekend!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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