Lego Movie topples About Last Night, RoboCop to win US box office title
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Lego Movie, an animated film that depicts a world based on the colourful toy blocks, collected US$48.8 million (S$61.4 million) to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy About Last Night which had ticket sales of US$27 million on a US holiday weekend that kicked off on Valentine's Day.
RoboCop, a remake of the 1987 science fiction film about a part-man, part-cyborg crime fighter, was third with sales of US$21.5 million from Friday to Sunday in the domestic market that includes the US and Canada theatres, according to studio reports. Monday marks the federal Presidents' Day holiday.
The romantic drama Endless Love, one of three remakes of 1980s-era films opening in theatres, was fifth with US$13.4 million, behind Monuments Men, the story of a World War II unit that retrieves stolen art which stars George Clooney and Matt Damon and which earned US$15 million in its second week, according to Rentrak.
The tracking firm said it was the third-best Presidents' Day result of all time, with about US$177 million expected from Friday to Sunday. Hollywood's box office is running about 11.5 per cent above last year's numbers, it said.