‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

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It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday.

The muscular hit has grossed $143 million in domestic ticket sales after two weekends in release. Along with $51 million in foreign sales, the Warner Bros. movie has a worldwide total of $195 million.

The LEGO Movie edged out newcomers About Last Night, which took in $26 million in ticket sales; and the remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop, with $22 million.

RoboCop, which opened on Wednesday, has earned $30 million total domestic with the early start. It also has done very well overseas, grossing $70 million for a neat $100 million worldwide total.

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Disney’s Frozen continues to zero in on the billion-dollar mark, landing in eighth place for the weekend with an estimated $6.2 million gross. The film’s domestic total now stands at $378 million and its foreign total at $580 million for a worldwide total of $958 million.

Also still in release is the indie pic The Nut Job, which took in $1.9 million this weekend to bring its domestic total to $58.2 million. International sales for the pic stand at $4.5 million to date in a handful of territories.

Nearing the end of its theatrical run is Sony’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, which was just released on home video formats. Cloudy 2 stands at $119 million domestic and $148 million foreign for $267 million worldwide total.

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