The Lego Movie won the top spot again on the box office charts on Valentine’s Day weekend, which puts the film at the number one spot for the second week in a row. It was a crowded holiday weekend for new releases at the theaters, with new films that included Robocop, About Last Night, and Endless Love.
The Lego Movie was number one with $48.8 million, About Last Night came in second place with $27 million, Robocop came in third with $21.5 million, The Monuments Men came in fourth with $15 million, and Endless Love finished in fifth-place at $13.4 million.
In already making almost $130 million since its release on February 7, The Lego Movie has become a very successful film that has been critically acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. The family comedy is about a common lego builder who is mistaken for the ultimate builder. He is then recruited by a team, which includes Batman and an astronaut, to fight an evil Lego villain from gluing the world together.
With The Lego Movie winning the Valentine’s weekend box office as it dominated once again, one big budget movie did not perform as well. Robocop, the remake about an injured cop who is transformed into an impressive cyborg defender, struggled to make up its budget that was near $100 million. While Robocop has earned a respectable total of $26.4 million since its release on February 12, it is still a disappointing amount for a big budget production. Robocop is directed by Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role, and it has an impressive list of co-stars that include Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson.
About Last Night had a very good weekend at the box office. The romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, and Regina Hall pulled in an impressive sum of $27 million over the weekend. The film revolves around two couples who have to face their new relationships after they hooked up in a bar. Sony was very pleased that the cheaply made comedy pulled in big numbers like it did.
Endless Love had a decent gross of $13.4 million, which placed the romantic drama in fifth place. The film stars Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer as a couple who has an affair, despite their parents’ disapproval.
The Valentines Day weekend marked a unique achievement for Hollywood, which had three remakes of movies from the 1980s released on the same week. The new Robocop that was released on February 12 is a remake of the 1987 Robocop that was directed by Paul Verhoeven and starred Peter Weller and Nancy Allen. The remake of About Last Night takes some material and ideas from the 1986 romantic comedy that starred actor, Rob Lowe, and actress, Demi Moore. Lastly, Endless Love is the remake of a film of the same title that came out in 1981, which starred Brooke Shields.
On Valentines Day weekend, The Lego Movie once again wins the box office’s number one spot. The family comedy will try to keep up its success as it faces another group of new movies coming out next week. The Lego Movie will look to keep its title as the number one movie in America next week when it will be challenged by Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill.
By Glen Parris