'The Lego Batman Movie' tops the weekend box office

It was one of the the best weekends at the box office so far in 2017.

February 13, 2017, 3:19 PM

— -- "The Lego Batman Movie" scored a first-place finish in what was overall one of the best weekends at the box office so far in 2017.

The second film in the Lego franchise — which features the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zack Galifianakis — brought in an estimated $55.6 million in the U.S. and an additional $37 million overseas, according to Box Office Mojo.

"Fifty Shades Darker," starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, finished stronger than expected, in second place with $46.8 million. "John Wick: Chapter 2," starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, debuted strong in third with $30 million, more than doubling the opening weekend earnings for the first John Wick movie in 2014.

Rounding out the top five were "Split," dropping to fourth with a $9.3 million take, and "Hidden Figures" in fifth place, earning $8 million.

Ticket sales overall brought in more than $190 million during the weekend, unofficial tallies from Box Office Mojo show. That is $90 million more than the previous weekend and higher than all other weekends this year, including the $185 million in gross ticket sales on the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in January.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated gross ticket sales:

  • 1. "The Lego Batman Movie," $55.6 million
  • 2. "Fifty Shades Darker," $46.8 million
  • 3. "John Wick: Chapter 2," $30.0 million
  • 4. "Split," $9.3 million
  • 5. "Hidden Figures," $8.0 million
  • 6. "A Dog's Purpose," $7.0 million
  • 7. "Rings," $5.8 million
  • 8. "La La Land," $5.0 million
  • 9. "Lion," $4.0 million
  • 10. "The Space Between Us," $1.8 million

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