It was a busy weekend at the box-office, as three sequels, or spin-offs, made quite an impression over the three-day period. Breaking out of the pack was The LEGO Batman Movie, which managed to open in first place with a big $55.6 million dollar opening. The spin-off to the mega-success, The LEGO Movie, showed the LEGO franchise is proven commodity and should become an annual mainstay in movie theaters.
Second place belonged to Fifty Shades Darker which made an estimated $46.7 million dollars over the weekend, which was well below the $85 million dollar debut of last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey. However, even the first film had a steep drop-off after its first week, which signals this is a franchise that will continue to diminish its value over time.
Keanu Reeves’ signature franchise came back for its second installment with John Wick: Chapter 2. The sequel more than doubled the $14 million dollar opening of John Wick, which was a surprise success in 2014. While the budget for the film has surely increased, so have the returns. It would seem that an eventual trilogy is inevitable. The legend of John Wick truly lives on.
Coming in fourth place was M. Knight Shyamalan’s Split. The surprise hit added another estimated $9.3 million dollars to its total while dropping 35% of its audience in the movie’s fourth week of release. Shyamalan is already working on his next project, a sequel to Unbreakable, which should continue to build on Split’s success.
In its eighth week of release, Hidden Figures continues its amazing run by adding another $8 million dollars to its total. The historical drama has already made over $131 million dollars against its $25 million dollar budget. The Academy Awards are still less than two weeks away, which will continue to propel the heartwarmer. So its only a matter of how long it will take for its impressive run to slow down.
Check out the full box-office results for the weekend of February 10th-12th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||The LEGO Batman Movie||WB||$55,635,000||–||4,088||–||$13,609||$55,635,000||$80||1|
|2||N||Fifty Shades Darker||Uni.||$46,797,825||–||3,710||–||$12,614||$46,797,825||$55||1|
|3||N||John Wick: Chapter Two||LG/S||$30,015,000||–||3,113||–||$9,642||$30,015,000||–||1|
|6||3||A Dog’s Purpose||Uni.||$7,365,335||-29.9%||3,025||-153||$2,435||$42,595,010||$22||3|
|8||5||La La Land||LG/S||$5,000,000||-32.2%||2,065||-1,171||$2,421||$126,010,345||$30||10|
|10||9||The Space Between Us||STX||$1,760,000||-53.4%||2,758||-54||$638||$6,595,158||$30||2|
Source: Box Office Mojo