Weekend Box Office

Weekend Box Office: 'Lego Movie' #1 Again While 'About Last Night' is Strong at #2

Romance was high on Valentine's, dips after that

lego-movieDropping only 29% from its impressive $69 million opening weekend, Warner's The Lego Movie added another $48.8 million to its total this weekend for a second straight finish at #1 as it has now made just over $129 milion in just ten days of release.

In second is About Last Night, the first of two Kevin Hart movies in the top ten and along with an "A-" CinemaScore the film brought in $27 million this weekend and should hold strong throughout the rest of the month.

The RoboCop remake didn't light the box office on fire, but it's doing moderately well following its Wednesday opening. After a slow start, bringing in only $4.9 million on Wednesday and Thursday, the film brought in $21.5 million over the three-day weekend and had a nice little bump on Saturday while the rest of the romantic options dipped following Valentine's. This number, however was well below the film's $28 million tracking, which means that $100 million budget will continue to loom.

Also doing decent business is Universal's Endless Love remake, with $13.3 million (55% of that total coming from Friday alone). I haven't seen budgetary figures on this one, but it couldn't have cost much and opening night audiences seemed to get what they were looking for as it too scored an "A-" CinemaScore.

What's most curious about Endless Love is that it played to an audience that was 80% female, which means only two out of every ten females in the audience (at best) were accompanied by their husband/boyfriend, not accounting for any men that may have gone to see it on their own or gay couples. Not much of a Valentine's Day movie if the women have to head off to see a movie by themselves. Or was it a matter of the men sending their significant other off to Endless Love while they went to watch RoboCop?

Even more interesting is 75% of that female audience was under the age of 25. I'm no love expert, but if you were a single guy in his early 20s this weekend I can think of one place you may have wanted to check out.

The one release that wasn't welcomed with open arms by any demographic was Winter's Tale, scoring only $7.6 million and a "B" CinemaScore means this $46 million directorial debut for Akiva Goldsman is going to end up a loser.

On a final note, Frozen is now over $955 million worldwide. Can it make it to $1 billion?

Next weekend sees the release of 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii, two films so good the studios have decided to pit them against one another here in Seattle. Critics must choose whether to watch Kevin Costner play a retired government assassin or watch Mount Vesuvius bury the titular city. I've decided I'm going with the latter option, but that's just me.

Weekend Box-Office Top Ten for February 14 - February 16, 2014

  1. The Lego Movie was #1 at the box-office
    • The Lego Movie
    • $49.8 million
    • CUME: $130.1 million
    • THEATERS: 3,775 ($13,192 per theater)
    • BUDGET: $60 million
    • ROTTEN TOMATOES: 96%
  2. About Last Night () - $25.6 million
    From 2,253 theaters ($11,363 avg.) / $12.5 million budget / 72%
  3. RoboCop () - $21.6 million ($26.6m cume)
    From 3,372 theaters ($6,406 avg.) / $100 million budget / 48%
  4. The Monuments Men (, ) - $15.4 million ($44.1m cume)
    From 3,083 theaters ($4,995 avg.) / $70 million budget / 33%
  5. Endless Love - $13.3 million
    From 2,896 theaters ($4,593 avg.) / $20 million budget
  6. Ride Along () - $8.7 million ($116m cume)
    From 2,517 theaters ($3,456 avg.) / $25 million budget / 18%
  7. Winter's Tale () - $7.2 million
    From 2,965 theaters ($2,428 avg.) / $60 million budget / 13%
  8. Frozen () - $6.2 million ($376.4m cume)
    From 2,101 theaters ($2,951 avg.) / $150 million budget / 89%
  9. Lone Survivor () - $4 million ($118.4m cume)
    From 2,013 theaters ($1,987 avg.) / $40 million budget / 76%
  10. That Awkward Moment () - $3.4 million ($21.5m cume)
    From 1,922 theaters ($1,769 avg.) / $8 million budget / 22%
Click here to browse our box-office charts and compare Laremy's predictions

READER PREDICTION RESULTS

These are the actual weekend results and the weekend's winners are now final.
The reader prediction leaderboard has been updated and can be seen here.

Winter's Tale
  1. Winter's Tale
  2. ACTUAL: $7.2 million
  3. Kessler
    $7.2 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  4. Shifty
    $7.2 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  5. Matt Taylor
    $7.2 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  6. Cappie Chamberlain
    $7.2 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  7. Torryz
    $7.1 million prediction / $0.1 million off
About Last Night
  1. About Last Night
  2. ACTUAL: $25.6 million
  3. HazardousKirby
    $25.6 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  4. Vibhor Panda
    $25.6 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  5. APototsky
    $25.6 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  6. Ryguy815
    $25.5 million prediction / $0.1 million off
  7. Jake17
    $25.7 million prediction / $0.1 million off
RoboCop
  1. RoboCop
  2. ACTUAL: $21.6 million
  3. Ron Oneal Fresh
    $21.6 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  4. Vaus
    $21.22 million prediction / $0.38 million off
  5. Arthur Carlson
    $22.0 million prediction / $0.4 million off
  6. Exxdee13
    $21.1 million prediction / $0.5 million off
  7. GregDinskisk
    $22.21 million prediction / $0.61 million off
Endless Love
  1. Endless Love
  2. ACTUAL: $13.3 million
  3. Peete
    $13.3 million prediction / Exactly Right!
  4. crayc30
    $13.35 million prediction / $0.05 million off
  5. moasey
    $13.4 million prediction / $0.1 million off
  6. PJ Edwards
    $13.0 million prediction / $0.3 million off
  7. Austin Gorski
    $13.6 million prediction / $0.3 million off

SCORING: A total number of five (5) readers win for each movie. The reader with the closest prediction on a movie wins five (5) points, second closest wins four (4) points and so on. In the event of a tie, the winner is determined by the reader that posted his/her prediction first.

For a complete look at the rules and regulations on how to compete click the "Rules & Regulations" tab at the top of the page right here.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    Great hold for 'The LEGO Movie' which should have no trouble getting to around $200 million US at least.

    Also a good start for 'About Last Night', but I think 'Endless Love' will drop off quickly. Then again, it should have been dirt cheap to make so surely still ends up a win. 'Robocop' looks like it's do the same sort of domestic business as the 1987 film and last year's 'Total Recall' and you wonder if this might stop Sony from remaking Paul Verhoeven films.........................maybe not.

    Next week, I think it could go to 'The LEGO Movie' unless Kevin Costner trying to be Liam Neeson works out for him. I don't see either that or 'Pompei' (even assuming everyone is going purely to see the Volcano do it's thing) going above low $30's or more likely high $20's at most which means if LEGO drops as steadily as it did this weekend it should threepeat by a good margin.

    Then again, I'm usually hopelessly wrong on each weeks box office predictions so I likely will be again.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    I think you're making the wrong choice... Three Days to Kill at least has a Luc Besson script, so it may be some campy fun... Still a solid C film, I'm sure, but at least you ain't got dem 3-D lava flyin' in yo face.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I have no doubt 3 Days will probably be the "better" film, but if I don't see Pompeii now I don't think I ever will.

      • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

        ... is that something that matters?

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

          Hey, if it's a complete disaster, at least that could give Brad fodder for an entertaining review or discussion on the podcast :)

          • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

            Yeah, that's true. But I don't think it would be too much to expect something along the lines of, "Lockout," which is by no means a good film, but is at least ridiculously entertaining....

      • m1

        Pompeii doesn't sound very good but McG's last film (This Means War) was absolutely awful. Personally I think you are making the right choice, but then again we haven't seen either. I guess we'll know on Friday whether or not you picked right.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

          I actually liked This Means War, at least for what it was. I mean, they shot down a drone with a hand gun! :)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/dlhartzog/ david hartzog

    When they start making films about legos, somebody needs to get slapped but good.

  • PJ Edwards

    Wasnt expecting Endless Love to be the one I got top 5 on! Great legs by lego movie though.

  • http://www.imdb.com/list/aqXTFXDPhQY/ Exxdee13

    Great weekend for the LEGO movie. That Endless Love drop though... satisfying.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheJackal/ The Jackal

    I'm rooting for RoboCop to drop no further than 48% next weekend and to hopefully have some long legs internationally. While it didn't come close to equaling Paul Verhoven's 1987 original (with it's delicious ultra-violence and biting satire), this is a series that I'd like to see continue. Here's hoping for $300 million worldwide and a greenlit sequel.

    At this point I'm just wondering if $30 million will be enough to beat out both 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii for a LEGO three-peat?

    Thems the facts

  • NitPicker68

    Your math is a little off, it should be 2 out of 8 females brought a hubby/bf with them to Endless Love. I also agree with GregDinskisk, there's no reason to ever see Pompeii, but at least a glimmer of hope for 3 Days to Kill.

  • RBBrittain

    "On a final note, Frozen is now over $955 million worldwide. Can it make it to $1 billion?" The only REAL question is whether it will hit $1B before OR after it opens in Japan (March 14).