'About Last Night' & 'The LEGO Movie' Win Big on Valentine's Day

on February 15, 2014 by Shawn Robbins
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Warner Bros. reports that The LEGO Movie grabbed another $13.03 million on Valentine's Day, down just 24 percent from its opening day last week and bringing its eight-day domestic haul to an impressive $93.3 million. The film will easily retain number one in its second weekend as BoxOffice projects $51 million three-day and $62.5 million four-day frames.

About Last Night was the big winner of this double holiday weekend's new releases, netting a strong $13 million as date crowds hit the multiplexes on Valentine's Day. Kevin Hart's streak of box office drawing power rolls on in the wake of Ride Along. Critics have given the film a fresh rating with 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as of this morning, while word of mouth appears healthy with 82 percent of Flixster users approving of or still anticipating the rom-com remake. BoxOffice projects $32.5 million three-day and $36 million four-day weekend results.

The RoboCop remake added $7 million on Friday after a slow first two days out of the gate, bringing its total after three days to $12 million. While the film may have suffered on Valentine's, its overall performance is disappointing in the grand scheme of things with a reported production budget of around $130 million. Reviews have been mixed (50 percent from Rotten Tomatoes critics) while word of mouth appears modest at best with a 66 percent Flixster score. Add this to the growing list of sci-fi films that have fallen short of expectations at the box office. BoxOffice projects $20.5 million for the three-day weekend and $23 million for the four-day frame, bringing RoboCop's six-day opening close to $28 million by the end of Monday.

The last of three 80s remakes opening this weekend, Endless Love accounted for a solid $7.3 million yesterday as Universal's marketing strategy aimed at teen girls paid off for the ultimate date night. That puts the low-budget romantic drama on target for $18.5 million over three days and $20.5 million through President's Day on Monday. Critics haven't taken to the redo (14 percent) while Flixster users are more forgiving, though not particularly enthusiastic (66 percent).

Monuments Men added $5 million on Friday, off just 28 percent from its opening due to the inflated Valentine's Day. With $33.7 million in the bank so far, BoxOffice projects Monuments will bring in $15.5 million for the three-day and $17.7 million for the four-day frame.

The one non-remake opening this week ended up getting the short end of the stick. Winter's Tale, produced for a high $75 million, tallied just $3.655 million yesterday, and with 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 55 percent from Flixster, look for the film to fade pretty quickly. The film's CinemaScore was a "B". BoxOffice projects $9.3 million through Sunday and a $10.3 million four-day haul.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Tags: Endless Love, Winter's Tale, RoboCop, About Last Night, Monuments Men, The LEGO Movie
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