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‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’ tops weekend box office with disappointing $34.4 million

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

(NEW YORK) — The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part topped the weekend box office with a an estimated $34.4 million opening, though that figure is far below the $50-55 million the film was expected to capture. It’s also well below the $69 million the first film debuted with in 2014, and the $53 million opening for The LEGO Batman Movie in 2017.

Overseas, the animated feature — starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell and Tiffany Haddish — earned an estimated $18.4 million.

What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson, opening in second place, delivering an estimated $19 million. Third place belonged to another debut, Liam Neeson’s Cold Pursuit, exceeding expectations with an estimated $10.8 million.

In fourth place was The Upside, grabbing an estimated 7.2 million. The Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston comedy has earned a total of $85.8 million stateside and is likely to end up hitting $100 million before its finishes its run.

Rounding out the top five is M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Glass, adding an estimated $6.6 million over the weekend to bring its domestic earnings to $98.4 million.  It’s earned upward of $221 million worldwide.

The weekend’s other new release, the horror film Prodigy, starring Taylor Schilling, delivered an estimated $6 million in its debut, slightly below expectations.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, $34.4 million
2. What Men Want, $19 million
3. Cold Pursuit, $10.8 million
4. The Upside, $7.2 million
5. Glass, $5.8 million
6. The Prodigy, $6 million
7. Green Book, $3.567 million
8. Aquaman, $3.3 million
9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, $3 million
10. Miss Bala, $2.7 million

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