The Lego Movie is smacking the taste out the mouths of the competition as it dominates the weekend at the box office. It earned $48.81 million in estimated revenue from Friday to Monday, adding to the $60 plus million is made last weekend.
But no Valentine’s Day weekend would be complete without a good romantic comedy to make people regret not being hooked up at this time of year. And the #2 spot at this weekend’s box-office surprisingly belonged to the Steve Pink directed, Will Packer produced About Last Night.
Starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant, About Last Night is the perfect blend of syrupy sappiness and raunchiness combined in a smartly written, non-stereotypical shell. Though outlets such as Forbes erroneously describes it as an “African-American-centric film,” viewers from different demographic backgrounds will easily be able to relate to the themes surrounding around the challenges of love contained within the film.
Opening with a $27 million take over the weekend, it’s estimated to take home $30 million total through the extended Presidents' Day weekend. This will make it the second film, with a predominantly black cast, in the box office top 10. Ride Along, also starring Kevin Hart, sits at #6 with over $100 Million made.
But About Last Night’s number two spot below The Lego Movie is no surprise. At a recent press event in NYC held at Jay Z’s 40/40 club, Hart was quoted as saying, “Nothing is beating Lego Movie.”
While The Sony Pictures remake of the 1986 sci-fi film Robocop is being panned by some as a disappointment, it currently sits in third place with $26 million to date, after its opening last Wednesday.