Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:27 pm
The Lego Movie has debuted at the top spot in the US box office.
Directed and co-written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the computer-animated movie landed in first place with $69.1m.
Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman lend their voices for the Warner Bros movie along with Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day and Nick Offerman.
The Lego Movie is followed by another new release - George Clooney's The Monuments Men, which took in $22.7m.
Clooney starred in and directed the war movie, which features an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and John Goodman.
The Lego Movie's first place debut knocked off Ride Along to third place with $9.3m. The Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy occupied the top spot for three weekends in a row with total box office earnings of $105.1m.
Ride Along is followed by Frozen in fourth place with $6.9m. The Disney movie - released in November - continues its stay on the top ten, with total earnings now at $368.6m.
That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller, got bumped from third place to fifth place with $5.5m.
Vampire Academy debuted in seventh place with $5.2m. Starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, the movie is based on Richelle Mead's young adult book series.
Lone Survivor, The Nut Job, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Labor Day round out the top ten movies this weekend at the box office.
The US weekend box office is listed below:
1. (-) The Lego Movie - $69,110,000
2. (-) The Monuments Men - 22,700,000
3. (1) Ride Along - $9,394,000
4. (2) Frozen - $6,914,000
5. (3) That Awkward Moment - $5,540,000
6. (5) Lone Survivor -$5,293,000
7. (-) Vampire Academy - $4,101,000
8. (4) The Nut Job - $3,809,000
9. (6) Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit -$3,600,000
10. (7) Labor Day - $3,230,000