With Valentine’s Day coming on a weekend, it was clear that the weekend would be full of romantic and chick flicks, along with one remake about a robot-man with a big gun. Regardless, the movie that won the weekend was not a date movie but a family movie as The Logo Movie took its second straight weekend.
The Lego Movie finished strong with $48.8 million in its second weekend, only a 29 percent drop proving that word-of-mouth is strong with this one.
That is not to say that the main chick flick of the weekend did not do well, because About Last Night finished with a strong $27 million. It looks like Kevin Hart is a real movie draw. This was the largest romantic comedy opening weekend since Think Like a Man in 2012, which also starred Hart. He also starred in this week’s sixth place movie Ride Along, so for now Kevin Hart = money.
RoboCop finished with a disappointing $21.5 million to finish third, the more straight romantic movie Endless Love finished fifth with $13.3 million and the fantasy movie Winter’s Tale finished in seventh with $7.7 million.
Here’s the complete weekend box office breakdown:
Weekend Box Office
|1||The Lego Movie||$48.8M||$129.1M|
|2||About Last Night||$27.0||$27.0|
|4||The Monuments Men||$15.0||$43.6|
|10||That Awkward Moment||$3.3||$21.4|
Next week sees the Paul Anderson period action movie Pompeii as well as the Kevin Costner thriller 3 Days to Kill, so expect The Lego Movie to win again.
Weekend box office estimates courtesy of Box Office Mojoby