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THE LEGO MOVIE LIKELY EARNED MORE THAN ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED (Updated)

February 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An official tally won’t be made known until later today (Tuesday), but Warner Bros. is now estimating that The Lego Movie earned $63.5 million over the four-day Presidents Day Holiday, up from its original estimate of $60 million. That would bring the film’s 11-day domestic gross to $143.8 million. If the figure holds, it would set a new record for a Presidents Day holiday, surpassing the $63.1 million taken in by Valentine’s Day in 2010. Analysts are now estimating that the total domestic gross for the film will rise to about $250 million before its theatrical run is finished. Also showing remarkable strength was Sony’s About Last Night, which opened with an estimated $28.5 million. It marks a one-two punch for star Kevin Hart, who starred in last month’s top-grossing film, Ride Along. About Last Night topped three other movies that opened wide over the weekend, including the costly ($120 million) RoboCop, which placed third with $25.6 million, Endless Love, which wound up with a mediocre $15.1 million, and Winter’s Tale, which flopped with just $8.1 million.

UPDATED
Final Figures for the Top Five Films Over the Four-Day Presidents Day Holiday:

1. The Lego Movie, $62,478,466
2. About Last Night, $27,838,201
3. RoboCop, $25,061,581
4. The Monuments Men, $17,914,123
5. Endless Love, $14,407,605