Lego Movie builds on box office success
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Lego Movie notched a second straight week atop the North American box office, earning more than US$62 million (S$ 78.2 million) over the four-day holiday weekend, industry figures showed on Tuesday.
The movie based on the popular kids' toys has raked in US$142.8 million since its debut, including US$49.8 million over three days or US$62.5 million including the Monday Presidents' Day holiday, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
About Last Night, a romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, took second place on its opening weekend. The film took US$25.6 million in ticket sales over three days, or US$27.8 million over four.
Close behind was a reboot of RoboCop, which sold US$21.7 million (US$25.1 over four days) in tickets for third place. The update of the 1987 sci-fi film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton.