Everything is awesome (as the song says over and over and over) for the makers and “The Lego Movie” audiences.
The movie inspired by the signature toys grossed an estimated $69.1 million at the box office, according to early numbers from Rentrak. It was helped, no doubt, by the 3-D option at many theaters.
Although some reviews were lukewarm or unnecessarily harsh, the old-fashioned “The Monuments Men” brought in a very respectable $22.7 million, which would have made it No. 1 almost any other wintry week.
“Ride Along” continued to show remarkable staying power with an estimated $9,394,0000, bumping its gross so far to $105,116,590.
“The Lego Movie” had the largest opening of 2014, the largest PG-rated movie opening in February, largest opening for a Warner Bros. movie this month and largest for an animated Warner Bros. movie.