Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Lego Movie 2 Wins Despite Disappointing Debut


M. Night Shyamalan’s three-week run at the top of the box office came to an end over the weekend as The Lego Movie 2 easily shattered the competition. That being said, the folks at Warner Brothers are not necessarily celebrating because the sequel opened approximately 50% below the original. The movie earned just $34.4 million which is far below expectations, perhaps indicating that the two spin-off movies have watered down the brand to an extent. In second place, What Women Want had a $19 million start followed by the Liam Neeson thriller Cold Pursuit, which earned $10.8 million — a few million less than The Commuter made last year. The Upside and Glass rounded out the top 5. Meanwhile, the weekend’s other new release, horror flick The Prodigy, was also a minor disappointment after opening in sixth with $6 million.

1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — $34.4M
2. What Men Want — $19M
3. Cold Pursuit — $10.8M
4. The Upside — $7.2M
5. Glass — $6.4M
6. The Prodigy — $6M
7. Green Book — $3.6M
8. Aquaman — $3.3M
9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — $3M
10. Miss Bala — $2.7M

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