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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Takes Down FIFTY SHADES DARKER and JOHN WICK 2

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In an explosive weekend, the best of 2017, so far, "The LEGO Batman Movie" succeeded in surpassing "Fifty Shades Darker" and became the top movie at the box-office. The action sequel "John Wick: Chapter 2" didn't top the charts, but it didn't disappoint, either.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.


"The LEGO Batman Movie" landed at #1 with $55.6 million. That is lower than the $69 million grossed by the original "The Lego Movie", and also somewhat lower than what Warner Bros. was expecting, but it's still a lot of money. It also scored another $37 million overseas. The production budget is estimated at $80 million. "The Lego Batman Movie" received a very positive reception from both critics (91% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences ("A-" on CinemaScore).

In second place, "Fifty Shades Darker" opened with $46.7 million, a steep decline from "Fifty Shades of Grey"s $85.1 million opening weekend. The sequel performed better overseas where it raked in $100.1 million. The film has a modest budget estimated at $55 million. The critical reception was, as expected, pretty harsh, with Rotten Tomatoes awarding it a score of 9%. Moviegoers seemed to like this one more than the first, giving it a "B+" on CinemaScore, compared to its predecessor's "C+".

"John Wick: Chapter 2" opened in third place with a very solid $30 million, more than double what the first film opened with in 2014. The budget was also doubled compared to the original, but with another $10.6 million grossed internationally, the film has already broken even. It was also liked more by audiences, who awarded it an "A-" on CinemaScore, compared to the first one's "B". Similarly, critics praised the sequel, resulting in a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" ends its reign at the box-office and drops way down to #4 with $9.3 million. The good news is that the film is still holding steady, dropping only 35% as the domestic cume has now reached $112.2 million. By next week it will have surpassed the $114.2 million grossed by the director's "The Village".

The Top 5 is rounded up by the biopic "Hidden Figures" which grossed $8 million for a domestic total of $131.4 million. The film is now the highest grossing domestic release of the Academy Awards' Best Picture nominees.

New Wide Releases: "Fifty Shades Darker", "The LEGO Batman Movie", "John Wick: Chapter Two".

Biggest Drop : "Rings" (-55.2%)

Smallest Drop : "Hidden Figures" (-21.5%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 The LEGO Batman Movie $55.6M $55.6M $37M $80M
2 Fifty Shades Darker $46.7M $46.7M $100.1M $55M
3 John Wick: Chapter 2 $30M $30M $10.6M $40M
4 Split $9.3M $112.2M $57.1M $9M
5 Hidden Figures $8M $131.4M $8.7M $25M
6 A Dog's Purpose $7.3M $42.5M $13.8M $22M
7 Rings $5.8M $21.4M $30.5M $25M
8 La La Land $5M $126M $168.3M $30M
9 Lion $4M $30.3M $14.1M $12M
10 The Space Between Us $1.7M $6.5M N/A $30M




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