Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures' The Lego Movie remains at the top of the box office chart over the long holiday weekend; Disney’s Frozen crosses the $955 million mark at the global box office, becoming the number three animated title of all time.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures' The Lego Movie remained at the top of the box office chart over the long holiday weekend, taking in $63.5 million over its second weekend out for a domestic total of $143.8 million. Overseas, the 3D animated film also did strong business, earning $51.2 million to date for a worldwide total of $195 million.
Made in association with the Denmark’s Lego Systems A/S, the tween-skewed LEGO Movie features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. It follows an ordinary minifigure named Emmet who is mistaken for the hero who can save the LEGO universe. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow made the 3D animated feature with Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment.
Sony's About Last Night remake came in second place, taking in $28.5 million for its debut. The film, directed by Steve Pink, stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant.
MGM and Sony's RoboCop reboot, directed by Jose Padilha, came in third place for the weekend after opening on Wednesday. The $100 million sci-fi epic took in $25.6 million for the four days, putting its six-day total at $30.5 million. Topping the foreign charts, RoboCop has earned $70 million overseas, including a weekend take of $35 million. Opening 27 years after the debut of Paul Verhoeven's original film, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role alongside Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson.
George Clooney's The Monuments Men came in fourth place over its second weekend at the box office, grossing $18 million. The star-studded movie, from Sony and 20th Century Fox, has now earned $46.7 million in North America. Making its first foray internationally, Monuments Men grossed $8.9 million from 19 markets over the weekend.
Universal's Endless Love -- the third 1980s remake -- opened to $15 million and a fifth place debut. Starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, the movie is based on the 1981 Franco Zeffirelli film that starred Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt as ill-fated young lovers. Internationally, Endless Love opened to $3.9 million from 25 markets for a worldwide total of $18.9 million.
Among holdovers, Universal's Ride Along came in sixth place in its fifth weekend out, grossing $10 million for a North American total of $117.4 million.
The weekend's fourth new film, Winter's Tale, took in $8.1 million over the holiday weekend, tying with Disney’s Frozen for the number seven spot. Adapted from Mark Helprin's novel, Winter's Tale marks the feature directorial debut of writer and producer Akiva Goldsman. The $57 million Warner Bros. film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matt Bomer.
Disney’s Frozen boosted its domestic take to $378.3 million, crossing the $955 million mark at the global box office and becoming the number three animated title of all time (excluding rereleases).
Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama Lone Survivor -- now in its seventh week out -- made $4.7 million for a ninth place finish and a total of $119 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Focus Features comedy That Awkward Moment took in $3.9 million over its third weekend at the box office for a total of $21.9 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.