#BOXOFFICE: MOVIEGOERS SHOW “THE LEGO MOVIE” LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND
The Lego Movie continues to tower above the Competition once again this Valentine’s Day weekend, pulling-in a superb $48.8-million for Warner Bros. To-date the Animated Feature has grossed over $150 million already after a record-setting debut last weekend becoming the highest-grossing debut ever for a Film in the Genre.
About Last Night debuts in second spot for Sony Pictures with an impressive $27 million, the Comedy starring red-hot Kevin Hart, Regina Hall and Kevin Ealy. Review also have been solid for the Film, tallying-in at 76% on the Tomatometer, while audiences gave the Film a resounding an A- CinemaScore to go with that.
RoboCop, the Toronto-filmed Remake of the ’80s Sci-Fi/Action Blockbuster, opens in third spot also for Sony Pictures, with $21.5 million. Critics didn’t think much of Jose Padhila’s $100-million take on the Film with a 50% rating on the Tomatometer and Audiences giving it a fair B+ CinemaScore. By comparison, its Original made $8 million in its opening weekend, good enough for number one back in July 1987.
The Monuments Men is the third Film in the Top Ten this weekend for Sony Pictures, slipping to fourth spot with a healthy $15 million in its second week out.
Another Remake, Endless Love, debuts decently in fifth spot for Universal Pictures with $13.3 million. The Romantic Thriller starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde and timed perfectly for a Valentine’s Day release, received a paltry 14% from Critics on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a great A- CinemaScore.
Warner Bros.’ Winter’s Tale debuts in seventh spot with $7.7 million. Garnering a 14% rating on the Tomatometer, Critics might not have thought much of the Romantic Drama but Audiences gave it a far more forgiving B CinemaScore.
That Awkward Moment rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.3 million for VVS Films/Focus Features. In its third week, the small-budgeted Rom-Com starring and produced by Zac Efron is showing gumption, just surpassing the $22 million mark.
#FIRSTLOOK: “ENDLESS LOVE” STARRING ALEX PETTYFER & GABRIELLA WILDE
If you attended the Movies this Holiday, you might have been intrigued by the Trailer for a sizzling Romantic-Thriller called Endless Love. The Remake of the 1981 Film of the same name is helmed by Shana Feste (Country Strong) and stars Burberry Model Gabriella Wilde and Magic Mike Hearththrob Alex Pettyfer. If Wilde looks familiar, you might’ve seen her in the Toronto-filmed Remake of Carrie in theatres earlier this year.
Endless Love stars Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) in the story of a privileged Girl and a charismatic Boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Watch the Trailer below:
Universal Pictures release Endless Love on Friday, February 14, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Universal Pictures)