The LEGO Batman Movie has constructed another first place finish, as the power of the Bat can’t be denied. The first spin-off film from the quickly developing LEGO universe has been a huge success in its two weeks of release. It lost only about 37% of last week’s audience with an estimated $33 million weekend, while the movie will cross the $100 million dollar mark before the end of Monday’s holiday. This is another example of Batman being a ticket to print money, hopefully this doesn’t force the maligned The Batman into production before its ready.
Fifty Shades Darker held onto second place for the second consecutive week with an estimated $20 million dollar take. The movie has been one of the early targets for ridicule by both critics and audiences, yet it has still managed to make over $89 million dollars in its two week run. However, its drop off of over 56% signals that it will continue to fall fast over the next few weeks.
China has its eyes set on Hollywood filmmaking and its first big foray was this past weekend’s The Great Wall. It had a $18.4 million dollar opening which is a drop in the movie’s announced $150 million budget. However, internationally the movie has already made over $240 million dollars and counting, so its far from a disaster.
John Wick: Chapter 2 had a decent second week in theaters making an estimated $16.1 million dollars. It has now made over $58 million dollars domestically and looks like it has a few more quality weeks left in its run.
Fifth place belonged to Fist Fight, which was the only new R-rated comedy that came to theaters. The Ice Cube led film made an estimated $12.2 million dollars over the weekend, which probably is a little lower than WB was anticipating. However, it should be able to find its niche in the coming weeks.
Check out the full box-office results for the weekend of February 17th-19th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||1||The LEGO Batman Movie||WB||$33,040,000||-37.7%||4,088||–||$8,082||$97,606,314||$80||2|
|2||2||Fifty Shades Darker||Uni.||$20,352,800||-56.3%||3,714||+4||$5,480||$89,049,255||$55||2|
|3||N||The Great Wall||Uni.||$18,475,685||–||3,326||–||$5,555||$18,475,685||$150||1|
|4||3||John Wick: Chapter Two||LG/S||$16,180,000||-46.8%||3,113||–||$5,198||$58,372,083||–||2|
|5||N||Fist Fight||WB (NL)||$12,200,000||–||3,185||–||$3,830||$12,200,000||–||1|
|8||6||A Dog’s Purpose||Uni.||$5,698,580||-21.6%||2,400||-625||$2,374||$50,814,090||$22||4|
|9||8||La La Land||LG/S||$4,580,000||-7.4%||1,587||-478||$2,886||$133,584,066||$30||11|
|10||N||A Cure for Wellness||Fox||$4,350,000||–||2,704||–||$1,609||$4,350,000||$40||1|
Source: Box Office Mojo