Promo Poster for "The LEGO Movie." Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

The LEGO Movie Runs Away with the Top Spot at the Box Office This Weekend


After three weeks in a row at the top of the Box Office a film has finally dethroned Ride Along from the number one spot. This weekend, the animated adventure The LEGO Movie has ran away with the top spot at the Box Office.

Over the weekend, The LEGO Movie made a whopping estimated $69.1 million dollars domestically. Add in the $18.1 million the film pulled in the Foreign Box Office, and the film had an opening weekend of $87.2 worldwide.

The film has an amazing group of actors lending their voice talents to the film. Among them are Will Arnett, who voices Batman/Bruce Wayne, Elizabeth Banks, who voices Wyldstyle/Lucy, and Charlie Day, who voices Benny. Also lending their voice talents to the film are Anthony Daniels, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, and many more.

Coming in second this week is the debut of the film The Monuments Men. The film brought in an estimated $22.7 million over the weekend.

The film follows the story of a group of  art aficionados who are recruited to rescue art pieces that were stolen by Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners before they are destroyed forever.

The Monuments Men is another film that is jam packed with A-List talent. The film stars actors like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, and many more.

In third place this weekend is the former Box Office Champion Ride Along.

The cop comedy pulled in an estimated $9.39 million this weekend. This brings the film’s four week total to an approximate $105.2 million.

Coming in fourth this weekend is the Disney animated adventure Frozen. This movie just can’t be stopped this year. This weekend the film brought in an approximate $6.91 million bringing Frozen’s domestic Box Office total to $368.68 million. Add in the $545.1 million that the film has earned in the foreign Box Office, and the film has grossed $913.78 million worldwide in the film’s 12 weeks in release.

I think it is safe to say that Frozen is well on its way to breaking the $1 billion mark worldwide real soon.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is the comedy That Awkward Moment.

The film brought in a total of $5.54 million, bringing the film’s two week total to $16.85 million. This is awkwardly low for a Zac Efron film. From the looks of it, the film may have an issue crossing the $20 million mark.

A film that debuted surprisingly low this weekend is Vampire Academy. The young adult film doesn’t have a whole lot of recognizable names in it, but the film still came in surprisingly low considering the popularity of the vampire genre. At the same time last year, the film Beautiful Creatures opened to a total of $7.58 million.

Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 The LEGO Movie $69.1 million $69.1 million 1
2 The Monuments Men $22.7 million $22.7 million 1
3 Ride Along $9.39 million $105.17 million 4
4 Frozen $6.92 million $368.68 million 12
5 That Awkward Moment $5.54 million $16.85 million 2
6 Lone Survivor $5.29 million $112.58 million 7
7 Vampire Academy $4.10 million $4.10 million 1
8 The Nut Job $3.81 million $55.08 million 4
9 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit $3.6 million $44.47 million 4
10 Labor Day $3.23 million $10.17 million 2

 

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