Everything is awesome in the new official “blooper reel” of supposed flubbed lines and set collapses from the new “Lego Movie,” which my family and I really loved.
We’re not the only ones: Last weekend – its second weekend in theaters - the Warner Bros. animated film featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett earned $48.8 million to take first place, according to the Associated Press. That brings the film based on the toy brick-building franchise’s domestic box office total to $129.1 million, cementing it was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
“It’s crossing over to all audiences,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, told the AP. “It’s not just a kids’ movie. There’s something for boys, girls and adults, as well. The likeability is astronomical. That across-the-board appeal is giving ‘The Lego Movie’ unstoppable momentum, even in a weekend loaded with new competitors.”
“The Lego Movie” earned an additional $27.7 million from 42 international territories, including the United Kingdom, Holland, Sweden and Norway. The worldwide total box office for “Lego Movie” now stands at $180.3 million.
Sony’s romantic comedy “About Last Night” starring Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy came in second place with $27 million. The strong showing further demonstrated Hart’s clout as a box-office draw. The actor-comedian’s other film, the buddy-cop comedy “Ride Along” with Ice Cube, nabbed $8.8 million in its fifth weekend to take the sixth spot at the box office, according to the AP.
The action-packed “RoboCop” reboot from Sony and MGM featuring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton captured third place with $21.5 million. The update to the original 1987 sci-fi film starring Peter Weller as a robotic officer performed better overseas, earning $35 million from 37 international markets, including France, Australia and Germany.
The weekend’s other new releases, Universal’s coming-of-age drama “Endless Love” and the Warner Bros. novel adaptation “Winter’s Tale,” respectively earned the fifth and seventh spots at the box office. “Endless Love,” starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, wooed $13.4 million, while the Colin Farrell drama “Winter’s Tale” made a chilly $7.8 million, the AP reports.