The LEGO Batman Movie fends off Fifty Shades Darker for a second week

The LEGO Batman Movie fends off Fifty Shades Darker for a second week

Postby ntscuser » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:04 pm

Fifty Shades Darker may be the film of choice for S&M lovers, but that hasn't stopped it from getting another good spanking from The LEGO Batman Movie in this week's US box office.

The second cinematic outing of EL James' franchise failed to take the top spot for a second week running, with The LEGO Batman Movie taking in almost twice as much as Christian Grey and Ana Steele's latest kink-fest.

The LEGO Batman Movie stars Will Arnett and Michael Cera and follows the adventures of Bruce Wayne and his adopted son Dick Grayson, and it certainly seems to be hitting all the right notes with cinema goers, taking an impressive $34.2million at the box office this week.

Falling significantly short of those takings was Fifty Shades Darker, which charted in the number two position for a second week running with $20.9million - but it still managed to beat Matt Damon's The Great Wall, which took just over $18million in its first week of release.

Dropping to four was Keanu Reeves' second outing as the titular much-wanted assassin in John Wick: Chapter 2 with $16.5million, while rounding out the top five was Ice Cube and Charlie Day's high school comedy Fist Fight, earning a respectable $12million.

Batman may have reigned supreme once again this week, but it was a tougher week for our off-screen heroes, as many of this year's Oscar nominees dropped down the charts.

Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer's Hidden Figures dropped out of the top 5 this week, falling to 6th place after taking another $7.1million, and La La Land fell to nine after taking another $4,500,000 this week.

Elsewhere in the top 10, M Night Shyamalan's Split is still going strong despite dropping three places into the 7th position and earned itself another $7million, while A Dog's Purpose took $4.6million to place 8th and A Cure for Wellness is a new entry at 10, taking $4.2million.

Check out the three-day Feb. 17-19 weekend box office estimates below:

1. The LEGO Batman Movie – $34.2 million
2. Fifty Shades Darker – $21 million
3. The Great Wall – $18.1 million
4. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $16.5 million
5. Fist Fight – $12 million
6. Hidden Figures – $7.1 million
7. Split – $7 million
8. A Dog’s Purpose – $5.6 million
9. La La Land – $4.5 million
10. A Cure for Wellness – $4.2 million
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