BOX OFFICE: Everything Is Awesome,THE LEGO MOVIE Is A Blockbuster

BOX OFFICE: Everything Is Awesome,THE LEGO MOVIE Is A Blockbuster

Friday's box office numbers are in and it looks like Warner Bros. has themselves a blockbuster-size hit with their new 3D animated film, The LEGO Movie. Hit the jump to check it out.

The 3-D animated movie based on children's building blocks grossed an estimated $17.5M to $18M on Friday and is estimated to have a healthy 3-day total of $60M+. Currently it has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Which means the film is nearly loved by all critics. Though there are four critics who gave the film a rotten score. I'm sure they were the weird kids growing up who preferred playing with LEGO's rivals, Playmobil and K'Nex. But critics aren't the only ones enjoying the film, audiences have bestowed an 'A' Cinemascore upon it. Good word-of-mouth should provide it with legs. Coming in second this weekend, The Monuments Men. It grossed an estimated $7M yesterday and is expected to have a surprisingly-respectable $22M 3-day total. Even with an all-star cast, critics marked it with a disappointing 33% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences seemed to enjoyed it more, earning it a firm B+ Cinemascore. The other new film this weekend, Vampire Academy had a miserable debut with an estimated $1.6M on Friday. That'll land the film in seventh place and is expected to have a 3-day cume of $4.5M. Don't expect the film pick up any steam from word-of-mouth, audiences gave it a lackluster B- Cinemascore.

1). The Lego Movie (WB) 3,775 theaters / $18M Fri.
Est. 3-day Cume: $60M+ / Wk 1

2). The Monuments Men (SONY), 3,083 theaters / $7M to $7.3M Fri.
3-day Cume: $21.8M to $22.1M/ Wk 1

3). Ride Along (UNI), 2,800 theaters (-67) / $2.6M Fri.
3-day Cume: $8.6M to $8.8M / Wk 4

4). Frozen (DIS), 2,460 theaters (-294) / $1.4M Fri.
3-day Cume: $5.8M to $6.1M / Total Est. Cume: $368M / Wk 12

5/6). That Awkward Moment (FOCUS), 2,809 theaters (0) / $1.6M Fri.
3-day Cume: $5M to $5.2M / Total Est. Cume: $16.5M / Wk 2

Lone Survivor (UNI), 2,869 theaters (-416) / $1.3M to $1.4M Fri.
3-day Cume: $5M to $5.3M / Total Est. Cume: $112.5M / Wk 7

7). Vampire Academy (TWC), 2,676 theaters / $1.6M Fri.
3-day Cume: $4.5M to $4.8M / Wk 1

8). The Nut Job (OPRD), 3,004 theaters (-468) / $725K Fri.
3-day Cume: $2.9M to $3.2M / Total Est. Cume: $54.5M / Wk 4

9). Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PAR), 2,139 theaters (-768) / $900K Fri.
3-day Cume: $3.1M to $3.3M / Total Est. Cume: $44M / Wk 4

10/11). American Hustle (SONY), 1,640 theaters (-576)/ $740K Fri.
3-day Cume: $2.6M to $2.9M / Total Est. Cume: $138M / Wk 9

“The LEGO® Movie,” the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, opens in theaters February 7, 2014. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
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LMB10 - 2/8/2014, 4:53 AM
Looks great, can't wait for it to open over here.
thor2273 - 2/8/2014, 4:59 AM
I think Lego is number 1 till Cap comes back
Primordiac - 2/8/2014, 5:09 AM
Warner Brothers very smart to include some DC characters in this.
LensmanMatt92 - 2/8/2014, 5:16 AM
GO Lego go!
marvel72 - 2/8/2014, 5:46 AM
nothing about this movie makes me want to see it.
bobevanz - 2/8/2014, 5:46 AM
This movie was amazing. My inner kid shed a tear, wait til the end of the movie. Theres more than meets the eye :)
Platinum - 2/8/2014, 5:59 AM
Nice. Totally deserves it.
OwenWilsonsNose - 2/8/2014, 6:02 AM
I saw this last night. Wow. So much more than I was expecting. Its easily one of my favorite animated movies. The creativity and originality on display in the movie is pretty staggering. One of the most surprising things about it is how effective the jokes are. They are actually funny, and they come at such a fast rate. This movie might be bigger than Frozen when all is said and done. I know ill be seeing it again.
ElmoTheThird - 2/8/2014, 6:08 AM
This movie was funny as hell.
loki668 - 2/8/2014, 6:10 AM
Wait! 1to10VincentVegaMantinium got banned? Well shit. Now who's going to go out on that ledge and call this a Justice League film?
Xuperthorman - 2/8/2014, 6:17 AM
Even a lego movie with dc characters is a hit. Imagine a jl movie!!!
loki668 - 2/8/2014, 6:20 AM

I'm actually hoping that "World's Finest" (or whatever they're calling it) blows this so far out of the water that it's dry by the time it lands!!
Cartoon22 - 2/8/2014, 6:33 AM
I hope they have marvel character Legos in the next one
CoulsonLives - 2/8/2014, 6:42 AM
The ending is AWESOME!
In the 3rd LEGO movie... LEGO vs. Megabloks
CoulsonLives - 2/8/2014, 6:43 AM
We already have those "baby toys" in the sequel ;)
CoulsonLives - 2/8/2014, 6:47 AM
How much do you think they had to pay to use SW?
Since it's owned by Disney...
patrat18 - 2/8/2014, 6:48 AM
Cartoon22 - Not gonna happen.
dnno1 - 2/8/2014, 6:55 AM
@Cartoon22 I think Disney and Pixar are going to want to do their own thing with the Marvel characters.
GeekyCheekyChic - 2/8/2014, 6:57 AM
The sw cameo was awesome and unexpected. Going to definitely see this movie again.
HulkOnion - 2/8/2014, 7:12 AM
Going to see it today! CANT WAIT!
HulkOnion - 2/8/2014, 7:12 AM
i wanna see the flash...
TheAbomination - 2/8/2014, 7:12 AM
Saw it last night with friends. It had its flaws, but overall, it was a pretty good movie.
fortycals - 2/8/2014, 7:15 AM
Taking my kids today, they have been begging to see this. So much so that I'm a little excited myself.
mgeoff88 - 2/8/2014, 7:16 AM
@Cartoon That would be awesome! I mean, it's the closest we will ever get to a DC vs. Marvel movie.
SuperCat - 2/8/2014, 7:21 AM
hotto321 - 2/8/2014, 7:21 AM
Very happy to see this. Chris Pratt is easily my favorite actor.
ManDeth - 2/8/2014, 7:37 AM
So now we don't need live action movies to sell toys. F--k that!

All we need is movies about the toys to sell the toys!

Scrap 'Avengers 2 Age Of Consent Of Ultron' and 'Man Of Steel: Delayed In Darkness' and just make movies about their toys.
Vegeta - 2/8/2014, 7:46 AM
Batman's in it, so of course it's a box office hit.
TelaVizion - 2/8/2014, 7:50 AM
I just have a problem with the animation. Only thing keeping me from spending money on this film. They have Ninjago and Legend of Chima, and managed to have this "crappy" animation (crappy compared to those shows) for a hollywood movie.
TelaVizion - 2/8/2014, 7:54 AM
Maybe this is stop-motion.... thats whats causing the crappy fluidness of the animation.... still is no excuse
Silentman - 2/8/2014, 8:01 AM
Movie was hilarious and very well done. Was very surprised how good it was.
Thegeekygurl - 2/8/2014, 8:06 AM
@0megaDaGod What got them banned? How do people know someone gets banned?
ALmazing - 2/8/2014, 8:24 AM

BaneSmash - 2/8/2014, 8:36 AM
I [frick]en loved it!!! The SW scene had me ROTFL......... 😂
Omarvls - 2/8/2014, 8:39 AM
Brilliant move by WB to include Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman
brokenexcitement - 2/8/2014, 8:39 AM
How much do you think they had to pay to use SW?
Since it's owned by Disney..."

I'm pretty they didn't pay anything. And if they did, it wasn't a lot. Lego owns some sort of rights to just about everything on Earth lol
brokenexcitement - 2/8/2014, 8:40 AM
Also, Jonah Hill's Green Lantern was a hoot!
Ramiel - 2/8/2014, 8:43 AM
Planning on seeing this. Q: How was WB able to get Disney characters in this movie?
dnno1 - 2/8/2014, 9:03 AM
Is it true that there is an end credits scene where Batman sings?
mgeoff88 - 2/8/2014, 9:04 AM
@0megaDaGod I have a feeling Intruder will be back. He has gotten banned numerous times before, but always came back.

1to10/Mantinium will probably create another account.

@Thegeekygurl Intruder got banned for his controversial views on black history. And he was tearing into DC fans. 1to10 got banned for trolling/spamming a Marvel article, because he repeated that The Lego Movie was actually a JL movie over and over again.

You can still check the Hall of Shame to see what 1to10 got banned for. When someone has a red X over their avatar in there, it means they got the boot. Also, all their comments will be erased.
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