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Seems like there wasn’t much love for the new releases: Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie remained in first place over the long President’s Day weekend, earning $34.2 million for the three-day portion and an estimated $45 million over the four days.
Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker came in second place for a second straight weekend with $20.9 million and is projected to reach $24 million through Monday.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie opened on top with an impressive $55,6 million from 4,088 theaters. The brick version of the Dark Knight bested Fifty Shades Darker (Universal Pictures) and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter Two.
The Chris McKay-directed spinoff features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. The PG-rated adventure in interlocking Gotham received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.
Split (Universal) stopped weak newcomers for a third week at No. 1, adding $14.5 million for a domestic total of $98.7 million. It’s probably a safe bet that M. Night Shyamalan will get to do the follow-up to the twist ending of the James McAvoy-fronted thriller.
Shyamalan’s horror-thriller has beaten out new releases, Paramount’s Rings, STX Entertainment’s The Space Between Us and Sony’s The Comedian over relatively slow Super Bowl weekend with an estimated $13 million from 2,931 theaters.
M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest thriller Split (Universal Pictures), starring James McAvoy, easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office this week, earning an estimated $26.3 million for a total of $78 million since its release.
Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose, being released by Universal Pictures, had a solid second place debut, bringing in an estimated $18.4 million from 3,059 theaters. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film, featuring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, received an A CinemaScore from audiences.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (Universal Pictures) debuted to $40 million in ticket sales over Inauguration Weekend.
The film, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 23 distinct personalities, doubled Vin Diesel‘s launch of xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Paramount Pictures), which came in second place with $20 million.
20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures has topped the box office over the Martin Luther King Day Jr. weekend, while a pair of high-priced prestige releases, namely Patriot’s Day, Live by Night and Silence stumbled.
The crowd-pleasing NASA drama won the weekend box office for a second straight week taking in an estimated $20.4 million, and is looking to pull in $25.3 million when Monday is included.
The first weekend in January has allowed the force to stay strong with Disney; however Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a big challenger as Hidden Figures opened very strong and nearly bumped the space opera.
Gareth Edwards’ first entry in the Star Wars universe earned $21.9 million this weekend, while the 20th Century Fox’s NASA comedy-drama earned $21.8 million, but the positions could reverse when final domestic figures for weekend are released Monday.