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Top 10 movies: LEGO’s take over the Box Office

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Will the films this February wake theaters up from its January movie slumber? It looks like it. This weekend, three new debuts were added to the box office – “The LEGO Movie,” “The Monuments Men,” and “Vampire Academy.” And it only took one of the three to bring in some major cash to theaters. On Monday, February 10, BoxOffice.com updated their charts to feature the top 10 movies this past weekend. Note that the numbers below are early estimates, actual totals will be featured by the end of the day.

It’s no secret that January is a major snooze when it comes to movies, February isn’t all that better, but this year might be different. “The LEGO Movie” banked an estimated $69 million this weekend. This is the second biggest February opening to date, behind 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which debuted with $83 million.

The Monuments Men” was talked down by critics and in between with audiences, but it still did decent. George Clooney’s film scored $22.7 million, landing in second place. Of course, this total is lower than expected, but for “The LEGO Movie”s huge opening and the bad scores it received, it’s better to settle. Will it make any profit from its $70 million budget though? Eh, probably not much, if at all.

Anyone else tired of vampire films? “The Twilight Saga” is over, Hollywood! The vamp frenzy is gone and the failure of “Vampire Academy” proves it. In order for anything in the vampire genre to succeed, it has to be something amazing and original. “Vampire Academy” sank with a low $4 million, barely making it to number seven.

Below are the early estimates of the weekend, Friday, February 7, through Sunday, February 9:

  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
  6. “Lone Survivor” $5.3 million
  7. “Vampire Academy” $4 million
  8. “The Nut Job” $3.8 million
  9. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” $3.6 million
  10. “Labor Day” $3.2 million
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