Holiday Weekend Box Office: The LEGO Movie Breaks President's Day Weekend Record

By Scott Gwin 2014-02-17 14:56:43discussion comments
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Between Valentine's Day on Friday and President's Day on Monday, it was a good weekend at the box office for the long four day holiday weekend. On average the march of the 1980's remake got a so-so result, but everything was clicking and building for the Legos.

The LEGO Movie easily held on to first place, adding $50 million over the regular weekend and an estimated $13 million on Presdients day to its already impressive opening week total, the animated flick stands at $143 million, a very respectable total for a non-sequel animated movie. The movie also just edged out 2010's Valentine's Day for the largest President's Day four-day weekend haul.

A tame PG-13 rating was a hopeful move by filmmakers to draw a bigger audience to this weekend's remake of Robocop, but the results were marginal. The $100 million sci-fi cop flick only banked $28 million over the four day weekend, leaving it with jsut $30 million after nearly a week in theaters. Thanks to moderate international interest the movie isn't set to be a box office disaster, but there's not enough cash here to guarantee a healthy franchise reboot.

The remake of About Last Night fared better, earning a $28 million second place spot through the holiday against its simple $12.5 million price tag. The third flash back to the 80's, Endless Love took a modest fifth place with $15 million.

After receiving soul crushingly bad reviews from a vast majority of critics, Akiva Goldsman's Winter's Tale got the cold shoulder from audiences as well. The $60 million fantasy drama only took in $8 million over the four day holiday. Up against its $60+ million budget, first time writer/director Goldsman (who has had his ups and downs as a producer) might have a hard time finding a backer next time he wants to get behind the camera again.

For the full four-day weekend holiday break down, check out the chart below:

1.
The LEGO Movie    $63,515,000 Total: $143,818,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 3,775
2.
About Last Night (2014) *   $28,492,000 Total: $28,492,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,253
3.
RoboCop (2014) *   $25,600,000 Total: $30,300,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 3,372
4.
The Monuments Men    $18,000,000 Total: $46,170,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,083
5.
Endless Love (2014) *   $15,059,000 Total: $15,059,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,896
6.
Ride Along    $10,030,000 Total: $117,404,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 2,517
7.
Winter's Tale *   $8,100,000 Total: $8,100,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,965
8.
Frozen    $8,073,000 Total: $378,264,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 2,101
9.
Lone Survivor    $4,700,000 Total: $119,027,000 LW: 5    
THTRS: 2,013
10.
That Awkward Moment    $3,868,000 Total: $21,931,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 1,922

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