Action-packed new releases “Pompeii” and “3 Days to Kill” couldn’t stack up to “The LEGO Movie,” which took the top box office spot again in its third weekend.
In its second outing, “The LEGO Movie” earned $48.8 million to take first place at the weekend box office again, holding off newcomers “About Last Night” and “RoboCop.”
“The LEGO Movie” clicked with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million to reach the top of the weekend box office in its debut, according to studio estimates.
With Super Bowl XLVIII weekend in full swing, “Ride Along” remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office.
The Kevin Hart comedy “Ride Along” continued to speed through a typically quiet box-office frame, while the monster thriller “I, Frankenstein” couldn’t be roused from the dead.
The new buddy cop comedy “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a record-setting $41.2 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The patriotic Navy SEAL drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster smashed expectations to earn $38.5 million domestically in its first weekend in wide release.
On a wintry weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” retook the top spot at the box office with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
Moviegoers satiated their appetite for the “Hunger Games” franchise by making the sequel “Catching Fire” one of the year’s biggest hits.
“Thor: The Dark World” continued its box office reign in its second week of release. But, opening 15 years after the original, “The Best Man Holiday” opened very strongly.
Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office. “Thor: The Dark World” earned $86.1 million, dominating the weekend box office as it opened in the top spot.
Weekend moviegoers chose sci-fi over slapstick. “Ender’s Game” scored the top slot at the box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend and sending “Bad Grandpa” into second place.