February 17, 2014 01:28:01 GMT
The movie featuring superheroes in alternative Lego universe beats Valentine's Day movies like Kevin Hart's rom-com and actioner starring Joel Kinnaman.
"The Lego Movie" remains No. 1, ruling domestic box office for two consecutive weeks over Valentine's Day weekend. The Warner Bros. animated flick, voiced by Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Will Ferrell and more, blocks Screen Gems' rom-com "About Last Night" and MGM & Sony's reboot "RoboCop".
The movie adds an estimated $48.8 million for three-day gross and is expected to finish with $60 million for a four-day total that ends Monday. If it does, it will mark the second-best showing of all time for the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day holiday after 2010's "Valentine's Day" which opened to $63.1 million.
Overseas, the film based on children's most famous toy posts another $27.7 million for the weekend from 42 markets, pushing its foreign total to $51.2 million. So far, it has collected around $180.3 million worldwide, including $129 million domestically after only two weeks of release.
Kevin Hart's romance "About Last Night" settles at the runner-up place. Although it's only a remake of the 1986 film starring Brat Pack members Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, it still manages to rake in a nice $27 million debut against a reported modest budget of $13 million and receives an A- from CinemaScore.
The film which follows a couple hooking up in jail is Hart's second film on the top 10 this week since another of his flick, cop comedy "Ride Along", still hangs on just outside the top 5 at No. 6 with an estimated $8.8 million. It's further showing the actor's power as a box-office draw.
"RoboCop" remake follows at the third spot. Costing an estimated $100 million to produce, the actioner directed by Jose Padilha and led by Joel Kinnaman debuts with only $21.5 million. However, the film which got early release overseas performed better outside the states. It garners $70 million, including a weekend tally of $35 million. Targeting male audience, it's looking to earn more from foreign markets when it opens in China, Brazil and Japan next.
Another new release, "Endless Love", debuts a couple spots lower at the U.S. box office. Boasting romantic stories for Valentine's Day, the Alex Pettyfer starrer based on a 1981 film of the same name starts at No. 5 with only $13.4 million. It stays behind George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" which adds approximately $15 million.
"Winter's Tale" also tanks in its first weekend. The Akiva Goldsman directorial debut which has Colin Farrell on the lead and the likes of Russell Crowe and Will Smith in the supporting roles only manages to open at the seventh place with an estimated $7.8 million.