HOLLYWOOD—It was an interesting weekend at the box-office, and not as explosive as I expected it to be. Why? I totally forgot the sequel, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was released in theaters. I mean its predecessor was a massive hit earning close to $70 million in 2014. Too bad the sequel fell short of that goal.
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” only earned $35 million during its debut weekend. That is a major concern where I’m not quite sure if the movie will even hit the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office before ending its run in theaters.
Nabbing the second place was the comedy “What Men Want” starring Taraji P. Henson with $19 million. Not a strong debut, but not a bad one either. Rather the film has legs will be determined during Presidents Day weekend. The Liam Neeson thriller “Cold Pursuit” landed in third place with $10.8 million, which is not bad considering all the bad publicity Neeson and the film sustained as a result of the actor telling a story about his past.
Dropping to fourth place was the dramedy “The Upside” with $7.2 million bringing its domestic tally to just over $85 million since its release on January 11. Rounding out the top five was “Glass” with $6.4 million, as the final chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy is likely to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office this week. There could be a shakeup in theaters this week with the release of the romantic comedy “Isn’t That Romantic” and the sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” just in time for Valentine’s Day.