The LEGO Movie proves that Everything Is Awesome for the amazing film based on the iconic toys, and makes it two-for-two at the box office. The LEGO Movie banked $48.8 million in its second week of release (bringing its total to over $129 million), easily besting the second place film, About Last Night.
That Kevin Hart and Regina Hall-starring remake did respectable Valentine’s Day weekend business with a debut of $27 million.
The other films that debuted over the weekend had different levels of success. The second of three remakes to arrive in theaters this week, RoboCop, had to be satisfied with third place and a first weekend take of $21.5 million. Fourth place belonged to the George Clooney-directed and starring The Monuments Men. That World War II true tale earned another $15 million to bring its two-week total to $43.6 million.
Closing out the top five was the third remake of the week, Endless Love. Despite the word “love” in the title, it couldn't quite get a slew of Valentine’s Day dates into the theaters. Its first weekend haul was $13.4 million.
The other new movie to arrive in theaters this weekend, Winter’s Tale, opened in a disappointing seventh place with $8.8 million.
The box office top 10:
1. The LEGO Movie, $48.8 million
2. About Last Night, $27 million
3. RoboCop, $21.5 million
4. The Monuments Men, $15 million
5. Endless Love, $13.4 million
6. Ride Along, $8.8 million
7. Winter’s Tale, $7.8 million
8. Frozen, $5.9 million
9. Lone Survivor, $4 million
10. That Awkward Moment, $3.3 million
Wonder why The LEGO Movie is doing so "awesome?" Check out these The LEGO Movie quotes and get clued in!
Batman: Relax, everybody. I'm here.
Emmet: Batman? Awesome! Could you make one of these in orange?
Batman: I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very dark gray.
1. Batman only works in black!
Batman only works in black? Does he?
Batman: [while under attack] To the Batmobile!
Batman: Dang it...
Wonder Woman: To the Invisible Jet!
Wonder Woman: Dang it...
- Permalink: Dang it...
2. Batman Lost His Ride
Batman's Batmobile is currently unavailable... so is Wonder Woman's plane!
Green Lantern: Don't worry Superman, I'll get you out of there
Green Lantern: Oh my gosh, my hands are stuck. My legs are stuck as well.
Superman: I super hate you.
- Permalink: I super hate you.
3. Superman hates Green Lantern
Why does Superman hate Green Lantern so much?
President Business: [On TV] Hi, I'm President Business, president of the Octan Corporation and the World. Let's all take care to follow the Instructions
President Business: , or you'll be put to sleep.
President Business: AND DON'T FORGET TACO TUESDAY'S COMING NEXT WEEK!
4. Lord Business Lays Down the Law
Lord Business loves tacos! And killing people.
Vitruvius: We are entering your mind.
Lucy: I don't think he's ever had an original thought.
Emmet: That's not true. Introducing, the double decker couch so everyone could watch TV together and be buddies.
Lucy: That's literally the dumbest thing I ever heard.
Vitruvius: Let me handle this. That idea is just the worse.
5. Double decker couch?
Is a double decker couch a bad idea?
[to Emmett] Come with me if you want to not die.Lucy
- Permalink: Come with me if you want to not die.
6. Wyldstyle Steps Up
Wyldstyle paraphrases The Terminator.
Emmet: [to the Master Builders] I have no experience fighting, leading or making plans. It's going to be really hard, but I...
Metalbeard: [Gets up from his seat, yelling] Really hard?
Metalbeard: WIPING YER BUM WITH A HOOK FOR A HAND IS REALLY HARD!
Emmet: Woah... OK.
- Permalink: Woah... OK.
7. Emmet as Leader... Not So Much
Emmet does not instill confidence.