Big Business At Box Office Over The Weekend
WINNIPEG, MB. — It was a big weekend at the box office. In fact, it was the best one of 2017.
The three newcomers pulled in over $132-million combined.
The LEGO Batman Movie opened in first place with $55.6-million.
That was on a production budget of $80-million.
Fifty Shades Darker opened in second with $46.8-million on a $55-million budget.
Keanu Reeves’ John Wick sequel pulled in $30-million, placing it in third.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split had another strong weekend.
It dropped from first to fourth in week four, grossing $9.3-million.
That raised its receipts to $112.3-million on a $9-million budget.
The other holdovers also had a strong weekend ahead of the Oscars.
Those included Lion, La La Land, Hidden Figures, and A Dog’s Purpose.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|1||—||The LEGO Batman Movie||$55.6-million||New|
|2||—||Fifty Shades Darker||$46.8-million||New|
|3||—||John Wick: Chapter Two||$30-million||New|
|6||3||A Dog’s Purpose||$7.4-million||3|
|8||5||La La Land||$5-million||10|
|10||9||The Space Between Us||$1.8-million||2|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies