The LEGO Movie enjoyed a second consecutive weekend at the top of the box office, while once again the magic of Kevin Hart helped propel the About Last Night remake to the #2 slot, best of the weekend's new releases. The news was less sunny for Winter's Tale, which bombed out in 7th place on the weekend, a distant fourth among the week's four new releases. The brutal reviews couldn't have helped much (15% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it's striking that the similarly poorly reviewed Endless Love easily bested it despite not having the Colin Farrell/Russell Crowe star power behind it. Not the best way for Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay to kick off her feature film career.
Your top five:
1. The Lego Movie (Warner Bros.): $48.8 million in 3,775 theaters
Great word-of-mouth meant that the Phil Lord/Chris Miller animated adventure suffered an under 30% drop in attendance, rocketing the film across the $100 million mark in only its second week of release. It's now the #1 movie of this very young year, knocking Ride Along out of the top slot, so it's kind of a win some, lose some weekend for Kevin Hart after all.
2. About Last Night (Screen Gems): $27.0 million in 2,253 theaters