Weekend Box Office: Everything Is Still Awesome

Last week’s win for ‘The Lego Movie’ carried through to President’s Day weekend as well. The film’s light 27% drop in attendance was an amazing holdover, and the $50 million second weekend pushed its ten-day total up to $130.3 million. If counting the Monday holiday as part of the weekend, the extra $63.5 million from that makes it the new President’s Day weekend winner.

Of the three romance-themed Valentine’s Day openers, the ‘About Last Night‘ remake debuted far ahead of the others. Its $25.6 million debut is a great start for the $12.5 million rom-com. Although these numbers aren’t even close to what ‘Ride Along’ did, Kevin Hart is continuing his hot streak.

Speaking of remakes, ‘RoboCop‘ opened last Wednesday, but was only strong enough to earn $5 million over the two-day head start. Over the actual weekend, the PG-13 action flick pulled in $21.7 million – which isn’t great considering that the film’s production budget was around $100 million. Fortunately for Sony, the movie’s international success continues. $70 million has been generated from overseas showings, and it hasn’t even hit most of the bigger markets yet.

The Monuments Men‘ closed in fourth place with a slight 29% decline in attendance during its second weekend. The $15.5 million earned over the last three days have pushed its run up to $44.1 million, making it the highest grossing George Clooney-directed film to date.

Rounding out the Top 5 was this weekend’s third remake, ‘Endless Love‘. Its $13.2 million debut wasn’t as strong as the studio may have expected, but was much higher than I thought it would do. 56% of its earnings came from Friday alone, so the second-weekend holdover is expected to be lower than usual.

Despite a notable cast, ‘Winter’s Tale‘ is winter’s fail. Even with names like Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe, the incoherent $60 million epic absolutely bombed. Its $7.2 million debut only landed in the #7 spot.

The numbers for limited release ‘Adult World‘ have yet to be announced.

Top 10:

1. ‘The Lego Movie’ (Warner Bros.) – $50,015,000

2. ‘About Last Night’ (Screen Gems) – $25,692,000

3. ‘RoboCop’ (Sony) – $21,700,000

4. ‘The Monuments Men’ (Sony) – $15,500,000

5. ‘Endless Love’ (Universal) – $13,206,000

6. ‘Ride Along’ (Universal) – $8,721,000

7. ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Warner Bros.) – $7,270,000

8. ‘Frozen’ (Buena Vista) – $6,217,000

9. ‘Lone Survivor’ (Universal) – $4,086,000

10. ‘That Awkward Moment’ (Focus) – $3,465,000

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