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After releasing a multitude of awesome trailers, The Lego Movie has managed to dominate for its release in February, to a the second highest opening for the month and the one of the highest openings for an original animated movie. While it certainly helps that all types of characters are in the movie, The Lego Movie is most certainly popular, due to the work of Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the two responsible for giving us 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Coming in second place was George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which was originally pushed back from this past Christmas, into February. The film has been met with negative critical response, with it currently having a 34% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the top five films for this weekend’s box office numbers.
1. The Lego Movie by Warner Bros., $69 Million
2. The Monuments Men by Sony Pictures, $22.7 Million
3. Ride Along by Universal, $9.3 Million
4. Frozen by Buena Vista, $6.9 Million
5. That Awkward Moment by Focus Features, $5.5 Million
Vampire Academy by The Weinstein Company, which is based on a series of young adult novels, failed to deliver, making them only $4.4 million on for its opening. All of the other films that round out the top ten are things that have been around for a few weeks, like Lone Survivor, The Nut Job and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.