‘LEGO’ Leads Not-So-Awesome February
March 15, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
The LEGO Movie
March 3, 2014
The LEGO Movie was a usually transparent leader during a so-so Feb during a box office. Overall domestic grosses came in during around $700 million, that was a 13 percent alleviation over final year. Still, it’s approach off from 2012’s $818.2 million record, and is also noticeably reduce than 2010 and 2009.
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Through a finish of February, year-to-date box bureau is trending adult 10 percent from 2013. If that settlement can continue, 2014 will be a initial year in that a domestic box bureau breaks a $11 billion mark.
The LEGO Movie dominated a month of February, earning some-more than a subsequent 4 titles combined. The warn charcterised strike non-stop to $69 million, that is a second-highest Feb opening ever. In a weeks since, it hasn’t forsaken by some-more than 37 percent; by a finish of February, LEGO had already warranted $192.7 million during a domestic box office.
If it binds adult good opposite Mr. Peabody Sherman, LEGO will breeze adult with during slightest $270 million total. Warner Bros. seems anxious with these results; they’re already formulation a sequel, that is now scheduled for Memorial Day 2017.
In a apart second place, The Monuments Men warranted $62.1 million in February. Early in a run, it upheld The Ides of March to turn a highest-grossing film destined by George Clooney. While it’s not a exile hit, it’s expected that The Monuments Men did advantage from a last-minute pierce out of a swarming December.
The Robocop reconstitute took third place with a really unsatisfactory $47.9 million. Throughout a run so far, it’s been consistently tracking behind final year’s A Good Day to Die Hard, that sealed with usually $67.3 million. RoboCop does during slightest seem staid to outperform Sony’s final Paul Verhoeven remake, Total Recall ($58.9 million), yet that’s not observant much.
To be fair, general is picking adult a tardy utterly a bit for RoboCop. The film has already warranted $136 million overseas, and could breeze adult with over $200 million total.
Romantic comedy About Last Night started clever with $12.9 million on Valentine’s Day. It collapsed quickly, though, and had usually warranted $41.4 million by 15 days. It should eventually pass $50 million, yet that’s still a distant cry from identical film Think Like a Man ($91.5 million).
Ride Alongwhich also stars Kevin Hartwasn’t distant behind About Last Night. The Jan holdover tallied $40.3 million in February, and has so distant warranted a illusory $127 million.
Frozen continued a record-setting run by adding $32.9 million in February. Early in a month, it upheld Despicable Me 2 to turn a highest-grossing charcterised film from 2013. So far, Frozen has warranted scarcely $389 million, and could eventually in. past a $400 million mark.
Aside from a aforementioned RoboCop, a handful of other Feb releases were also disappointments. Endless Love unsuccessful to do most business outward of Valentine’s Day, and finished a month with usually $21.2 million. 3 Days to Kill took in $17.3 million in a initial 8 days, yet a oppressive second weekend dump suggests it won’t acquire too most some-more (maybe usually over $30 million total). Pompeii was even worse ($14.6 million), yet it is going to save some face overseas.
February’s biggest bombs were Winter’s Tale and Vampire Academy. Winter’s Tale warranted $12.1 million, and will expected tighten with reduction than $13 million. Meanwhile, Vampire Academy has radically dead from theaters with an deplorable $7.7 million.
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