LEGO film is a true blockbuster
Arguably among the world’s most successful brand of toys, LEGO has cemented a box office legacy in the U.S.
The LEGO Movie grossed $69.1 million within the film’s first weekend, ranking as the second highest February opening in box office history, rivaling Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, which earned $83.8 million in 2004.
This latest Warner Bros. installment revolves around Emmett Brickowski, an ordinary LEGO citizen who is incorrectly identified as the person capable of saving the world from the plans of a malevolent businessman.
The film has received worldwide acclaim from critics, with critics praising the animation, voice cast and story, holding a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Voice cast of The LEGO Movie includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman.
Despite receiving generally negative reviews, Monuments Men also performed considerably well during the film’s opening week, entering second with $22.7 million.
Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, primarily focuses on an Allied group assigned to rescue artworks robbed by Nazis.
The film’s additional cast includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman.
Unlike The LEGO Movie and Monuments Men, Vampire Academy, earned a miserable $4.1 million.
The critically panned teen motion picture features Zoey Deutch assigned to defend a society from a cluster of mutant vampires.
Films such as Ride Along and Frozen continued to perform moderately well at the box office.
The Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy grossed $9.4 million, while Disney’s animated feature earned an impressive $6.9 million during the first week of February.
While Frozen finished fourth place towards the conclusion of the week, the film has collected a remarkable $368 million as of Feb. 10, 2014.