Monday Box Office Report – Lego Movie, assemble!

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Vampires, Lego and stolen World War 2 art. Who would reign supreme this past weekend at the North American box office? Clearly, the awesome movie of course.

Lego, good marketing and a movie that actually looked like fun. How could The Lego Movie not do well? Well it hauled in plenty of cash over the weekend, making over $69 million on opening weekend and proved that everything was indeed awesome. That makes The Lego Movie one of the all-time great opening debuts for an animated film, surpassing the likes of Pixar’s Up. In fact, the number one spot for an animated opening is still firmly in the yellow hands of the Simpsons, which debuted to the tune of $74 million back in 2007. Not bad at all.

The George Clooney directed The Monument’s Men also opened up to a solid second place figure of over $22 million, making this one of his more profitable films to date. It’s a healthy sign for the marketplace, putting this debut in line with more adult-orientated and mature content such as Argo and Captain Phillips. Vampire Academy however, joined a growing list of Young Adult adaptations that failed to grab some of that Hunger Games/Twilight pie as it raked in just over $4 million. Here’s how the rest of the box office did on the weekend:

  • The Lego Movie – $69.1 Million
  • The Monument’s Men – $22.7 Million
  • Ride Along – $9.3 Million
  • Frozen – $6.9 Million
  • That Awkward Moment – $5.5 Million
  • Lone Survivor – $5.2 Million
  • Vampire Academy – $4.1 Million
  • The Nut Job – $3.8 Million
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – $3.6 Million
  • Labour Day – $3.2 Million

Top ten departures this week include The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and I Frankenstein. Wolf of Wall Street has made over $268 million worldwide, while American Hustle shuffled in over $189 million on a global scale. I, Frankenstein? That action turkey made $33.6 million on the North American and International markets.

Last Updated: February 10, 2014

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