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