“The Lego Movie” is out in theatres today and from what everyone is saying the animated picture is going to be huge.
Any number above $US42 million, would push “The LEGO Movie” past Universal’s “Ride Along” ($41.5 million) to give it the largest opening weekend of the year so far.
Currently, “LEGO” is far ahead of the competition in ticket sales.
Fandango provided us with a break down of ticket sales as of Friday morning. “The Lego Movie” is dominating:
77% “The LEGO Movie”
11% “The Monuments Men”
2% “Vampire Academy”
From the looks of things, it’s going to be a rough weekend for The Weinstein Company’s “Vampire Academy.” Projections have it sitting at $6.6 million.
Meanwhile, “Monuments Men” is on track to make $US20.5 million. George Clooney’s World War II film about a team of men saving art from being destroyed by Nazis cost Sony an estimated $US70 million.
We wouldn’t be surprised if “The LEGO Movie” has a larger opening weekend.
Yesterday, Fandango announced “The LEGO Movie” is its second largest advance ticket-seller for animated films behind “Toy Story 3” (2010). That film went on to make $US110.3 million opening weekend.
Currently, the film is sitting at 97% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with 96 positive reviews.
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