Box Office: ‘The Lego Movie’ Assembles Second Highest February Box Office Ever

By Will Ashton

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Boasting an already successful toy line and great reviews, everyone knew The Lego Movie was going to be bringing in the dough this weekend. But I don’t think anyone was expecting it to make $69.1 million, making it the second highest February debut ever. Or maybe that was just me. I don’t know.

Falling behind The Passion of the Christ, which made $83.8 million during its opening, the movie was still able to pull in more than $20 million than its tracking. With a budget of only $60 million, the movie is already in the clear. Bring on The Lego Movie 2.

Also doing better than expected was George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which drew in $22.7 million over the weekend. A solid opening for the flick, though whether or not it can make back its $70 million budget is still a mystery.

Not doing as well was the other film that opened this weekend Vampire Academy, which I don’t think actually had all that many advertisements to begin with. No matter, the supernatural film only made $4.1 million, coming in at seventh place. I don’t know the budget for this one, but I’m sure it was quite a bit more than that.

Next weekend, for Valentine’s Day, sees the releases of Endless Love, About Last Night, Winter’s Tale and Robocop on Wednesday. I predict The Lego Movie to take it again, or, perhaps, About Last Night. We’ll see.

Check out the full box office below:

Weekend:                                          Domestic Total:

1. The Lego Movie                           $69.1 million                                     $69.1 million

2. The Monuments Men                   $22.7 million                                     $22.7 million

3. Ride Along                                    $9.3 million                                       $105.1 million

4. Frozen                                           $6.9 million                                       $368.6 million

5. That Awkward Moment                 $5.5 million                                       $16.8 million

6. Lone Survivor                                $5.3 million                                       $112.5 million

7. Vampire Academy                         $4.1 million                                       $4.1 million

8. The Nut Job                                   $3.8 million                                       $55 million

9. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit           $3.6 million                                       $44.4 million

10. Labor Day                                     $3.2 million                                       $10.1 million

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