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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