The Lego Movie faced a small army’s worth of 1980s remakes at the North American box office on Friday and continued to draw big crowds in its second weekend of release. The About Last Night remake came in a hair behind the Lego bricks on its opening day, while the RoboCop remake, Endless Love remake and especially Winter’s Tale are much further behind the leaders pace to get the President’s Day weekend box office underway.
Coming off a huge opening weekend last week, The Lego Movie showed staying power on Friday with $13.1 million in ticket sales. That’s just under a 24 percent drop from its opening Friday a week ago and pushes its domestic total to $93.3 million, meaning the $100 million mark will be breached on Saturday. Overseas business pushes the worldwide total to $111 million.
Sony’s About Last Night is the king of the 80s remakes this weekend and came in just behind The Lego Movie on Friday with $13 million. It marks the second big opening for a Kevin Hart film following last month’s Ride Along, and should wrap the four-day weekend somewhere around $25 to $30 million.
Sony didn’t have quite as much success with the return of RoboCop, which opened two days early this past Wednesday to poor results with the east coast battling a huge winter storm. It earned less than $5 million on Wednesday and Thursday combined, and Friday’s $7 million was good enough for only fourth place, painting a six-day opening that will barely reach $25 million.
Third place went to another 80s remake, Endless Love, which made $7.3 million on its opening day. Expect a sizable dropoff with the Valentine’s Day traffic having already come through for the romantic drama, though it could get lucky and punch through $20 million through four days if word of mouth pushes extra business.
The ugly duckling this Valentine’s Day is Winter’s Tale that was doomed from the get-go with only a 10 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It made barely $3.7 million on Friday and will need a little push to make it to $10 million through Monday.
Check back tomorrow for the latest studio estimates that should put The Lego Movie further ahead of the remakes.