Weekend Box Office: ‘The Great Wall’ Fails to Top ‘LEGO Batman Movie’

President's Day Weekend

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.

Matt Damon’s Chinese action-fantasy The Great Wall, which has already scored over $240 million internationally, has now finally debuted in North America with only $18 million and is projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 locations after Monday. The $150-million budgeted film directed by Zhang Yimou received a B CinemaScore from audiences.

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 2 dropped a spot to fourth with $16.5 million for the three days and expectations for a $19 million four-day total.

Falling in the middle of the top ten was Warner Bros.’s Ice Cube/Charlie Day comedy Fist Fight with $12 million from 3,185 theaters and will earn about $14 million over the long weekend. Directed by Richie Keen, the newcomer received a B CinemaScore from audiences.

Gore Verbinski’s trippy A Cure for Wellness (20th Century Fox), the weekend’s third newcomer, clung onto the bottom of the top ten with only $4.2 million from 2,704 theaters Friday to Sunday (just under $5 million four-day). The visually stunning $40 million thriller starring Dane DeHaan received a C+ CinemaScore.

1. The Lego Batman Movie — $34.2 million ($98.7 mil.)
2. Fifty Shades Darker — $20.9 million ($89.6 mil.)
3. The Great Wall — $18 million
4. John Wick: Chapter 2 — $16.5 million ($58.6 mil.)
5. Fist Fight — $12 million
6. Hidden Figures — $7.1 million ($142.5 mil.)
7. Split — $7 million ($123.6 mil.)
8. A Dog’s Purpose — $5.5 million ($50.6 mil.)
9. La La Land — $4.5 million ($133.5 mil.)
10. A Cure for Wellness — $4.2 million

Next week has Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones-starring action film Collide and Jordan Peele-directed thriller Get Out so the top four or five movies could stay the same.

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