'RoboCop' Remake Starts Softly in First Place with $2.81 Million; 'The LEGO Movie' Adds $2.19M

on February 13, 2014 by Shawn Robbins
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Sony reports that their RoboCop remake earned $2.81 million on Wednesday. That's a soft start to the extended holiday opening, although winter weather across major areas of the country and the potentially low awareness of the mid-week release date are factors at play. Business will need to significantly pick up on Friday (Valentine's Day) as the film aims to bring in male audiences not looking at the slew of date night movies.

The LEGO Movie added $2.19 million to its haul yesterday, sliding into second place behind RoboCop. Warner's animation breakout has tallied $77.86 million in its first six days, 3 percent off the pace of The Lorax. With the double holiday weekend ahead, look for a very strong hold as word of mouth continues to drive family business.

Sony's Monuments Men grabbed $1.45 million on Wednesday, bringing its domestic cume to $27.1 million after six days. That's 46 percent off the pace of 2009's Inglourious Basterds, a deficit that is likely to continue growing due to disappointing reviews and word of mouth.

Ride Along brought in $0.43 million yesterday, off 39 percent from the same day last week. The comedy's total gross is now $106.9 million as it heads into its fifth weekend. Competition from fellow Kevin Hart comedy About Last Night will likely have an impact on Ride Along.

Last but not least, That Awkward Moment was down 43 percent from Wednesday of last week to $0.32 million yesterday. The film has earned $17.7 million in total.

Tags: That Awkward Moment, Monuments Men, The LEGO Movie, Ride Along, RoboCop
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