Love was in the air this Valentine's Day weekend, but it was no match for the reigning king at the box office.
For the second weekend in a row, The LEGO Movie is number 1 with $48.8 million. Phil Lord and Chris Miller's tiny animated film has firmly established itself as the film to beat in 2014, with $129 million after only two weeks. And without much in the way of competition for the rest of February, The LEGO Movie could conceivably hit $200 million before the month is up.
Coming in at number 2 is About Last Night (read our review) with $27 million. In the weekend's battle of '80s remakes, the Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy romantic comedy took top honors, and did so with gusto.
Yet again, and for the second time in 2014, Kevin Hart has proven himself as a huge box office draw. If it can sustain, About Last Night could be Hart's second $100 million grosser in as many months.
The reboot of Robocop (read our review) takes the number 3 spot this weekend with $21.5 million. Prior to its release on Wednesday, most analysts figured Robocop would post a decent weekend tally and debut at number 2. Unfortunately, the relatively tepid reception from critics, as well as a sub-par box office performance on opening day, put Robocop on track for disappointment.
Having grossed only $26 million since Wednesday, Robocop (2014) is unlikely to make back its $100 million budget. We will have to wait to see how the film does in its second weekend, but right now it also seems unlikely that there will be a Robocop 2.
In at number 4 is The Monuments Men with $15 million. While the George Clooney-directed film did OK business in its first weekend at the box office, Monument's Men held surprisingly well in its second. Again, marketing likely played a large part in the film's overall success, helping it to $43 million thus far.
Rounding out the top 5 is Endless Love with $13.3 million. Of course, it wouldn't be a Valentine's Day weekend without some form of forbidden teenage romance movie, and Endless Love seemingly filled that role nicely. The film didn't perform as well as, say, a Nicholas Sparks movie might, but, considering the competition, that was a tall order. And of the three '80s remakes released this weekend, Endless Love unfortunately fared the worse.
Coming in at number 6 is Ride Along with $8.7 million. With two successful films in the top 10, Kevin Hart has further proven 2014 is his breakout year. Ride Along has grossed $116 million after 5 weeks.
Although the holiday is typically kind to romantic films, this one clearly couldn't overcome its convoluted premise and confusing trailers. Not to mention, Winter's Tale's poor performance starts Akiva Goldsman's (Fringe) potential career in feature film direction off on a sour note.
Frozen is the number 8 film this weekend with $5.8 million. Now at $376 million domestic, Disney Animation's mega-hit is inching ever closer to the number 2 spot on last year's top grossers list, but it will need some help to get there. That being said, Frozen should cross the $1 billion mark when international numbers come in on Tuesday, making it one of the most successful Disney releases ever.
In at number 9 is Lone Survivor with $4 million. The film has grossed $118 million over 8 weeks.
Rounding out the top 10 is That Awkward Moment with $3.3 million. While That Awkward Moment does offer a raunchier take on romantic comedies, its time in the top 10 is coming to an end. The film bows out with $21 million total, a solid total given its $8 million budget.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Tuesday, February 18th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo