Lego Movie tops Monuments Men to score huge US box office win
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Lego Movie, an animated film based on the colorful plastic children's blocks, snapped up US$69.1 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts, easily beating the George Clooney World War Two film The Monuments Men.
The Monuments Men, which also stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman, was second with US$22.7 million (S$28.7 million) in sales at United States (US) and Canadian theatres. The film is based on the true story of US soldiers who rescued art masterpieces from Nazi thieves.
After three consecutive weeks in the top spot, the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy Ride Along took third with US$9.4 million, according to data supplied by Rentrak.
Led by the voices of Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Morgan Freeman, The Lego Movie features toy mini-figures of Batman, a pirate and others in a Lego universe faced with destruction on Taco Tuesday.