There was a moment on Saturday where — when The LEGO Movie did $17 Million — people thought the film wouldn’t get to $60 Million. Yeah, those people were wrong, and the Chris Miller/Phil Lord directed movie made nearly seventy million, which means if we hear word of a LEGO Movie 2 in the next couple days, it’s because the film is likely to make over two hundred million domestic.
|1||The LEGO Movie||$69,110,000||$18,307||$69,110,000|
|2||The Monuments Men||$22,700,000||$7,363||$22,700,000|
|3||Ride Along||$9,394,000 (-21.9)||$3,355||$105,167,000|
|5||That Awkward Moment||$5,540,000 (-36.6)
|6||Lone Survivor||$5,293,000 (-25.4)||$1,845||$112,580,000|
|8||The Nut Job||$3,809,000 (-47.7)||$1,268||$55,082,000|
|9||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||$3,600,000 (-32.2)||$1,683||$44,469,000|
|10||Labor Day||$3,230,000 (-37.6)||$1,250||$10,172,000|
Early projections for The LEGO Movie were in the high fifties, so the film definitely over-performed, and I assume that they’re going to look for a follow up, no matter how illogical that is. It’s going to be a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 type situation, so my guess is that Miller and Lord bow out unless they’ve already got the story locked down and/or they get super-paid.
The Monuments Men opened better than expected as well. Considering the bad word about the movie, it’s almost impressive, then again every cast member is a talk show host’s dream, so it’s likely that all the press the cast did got the film over a little more than perhaps expected. That said, the film probably won’t get past $60 Million when it’s all said and done.
Ride Along crossed the hundred million dollar mark this weekend and should be able to get over $120 Million, Frozen is now the number 3 film from 2013, amd Vampire Academy is this week’s Labor Day. All things considered, it’s a little surprising that Jack Ryan is going to make $50 Million domestic. Considering international was stronger, Paramount’s going to break even on that one, and maybe even make a little money.
Reality Check: I went higher than most on LEGO, but not high enough. I thought Vampire Academy would open a little better, and I thought the weekend would be more sluggish in general. Oh well. Bring on Valentine’s Day.
What did you watch this weekend?