While I may have easily predicted the number one film at the box office, I was extremely off when it came to how much The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part would actually bring in this weekend.
The sequel to the popular original film could only muster up a $34 million debut, so while it landed in the top spot, it was a far cry from the original’s $69 million debut, and the $80 million I thought it could bring in. While reviews haven’t been as effusive as the original received, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part still did ok with critics, so it seems as though families just weren’t interested in going out in droves to the film. There have been a glut of LEGO-themed movies over the last few years, and the unique factor is no longer there.
As for the rest of the top five, What Men Want debut in second place with $18 million. Cold Pursuit arrived in third place with $10.9 million. The Upside was in fourth place with $7 million, while Glass closed things out in fifth place with $6 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – $80 million
2) What Men Want – $23 million
3) Cold Pursuit – $15 million
4) The Prodigy – $6.5 million
5) The Upside – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – $34 million
2) What Men Want – $18 million
3) Cold Pursuit – $10 million
4) The Upside – $7 million
5) Glass – $6 million
Next weekend sees the release of Happy Death Day 2U and Isn’t It Romantic. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!