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'The Lego Movie' is No. 1 at U.S. box office; 'The Monuments Men' is No. 2

Pictured at left: "The LEGO Movie." Pictured at right: "The Monuments Men."
Pictured at left: "The LEGO Movie." Pictured at right: "The Monuments Men."
Photo at left: Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo at right: Columbia Pictures.

Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lego Movie" was No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending Feb. 9, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on Feb. 9, "The Lego Movie" had $69 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending Feb. 9, 2014. Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks lead the voice cast of "The Lego Movie" which is an animated film based on Lego toys.

The other two movies that opened in wide release in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 7, 2014, were Columbia Pictures' action-thriller "The Monuments Men" (starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray), which debuted at No. 2, with $22.7 million. The Weinstein Company's teen horror flick "Vampire Academy" (starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry) debuted at No. 7, with only $4.1 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada for the movie's opening weekend.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending Feb. 9, 2014:

1. "The Lego Movie" — $69 million

2. "The Monuments Men" — $22.7 million

3. "Ride Along" — $9.4 million

4. "Frozen" — $6.9 million

5. "That Awkward Moment" — $5.5 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on Feb. 7, 2014:

  • "Kids for Cash" — $40,800 from four theaters
  • "The Last of the Unjust" — $14,500 from eight theaters
  • "Field in England" — $5,000 from 10 theaters