Lego Movie is America's top film
Published 17/02/2014 | 10:07
The Lego Movie is number one at the US box office.
The animated film - featuring the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and Will Arnett - earned 48.8 million dollars (29 million pounds) to take first place.
That brings the film based on the toy brick-building franchise's US box office total to 129.1 million (76.9 million pounds), cementing it as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
"It's crossing over to all audiences," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box office tracker Rentrak. "It's not just a kids' movie. There's something for boys, girls and adults, as well. The likeability is astronomical. That across theboard appeal is giving The Lego Movie unstoppable momentum, even in a weekend loaded with new competitors."
The Lego Movie earned an additional 27.7 million dollars (16.5 million pounds) from 42 international territories, including the United Kingdom, Holland, Sweden and Norway. The worldwide total box office for Lego Movie now stands at 180.3 million (107 million pounds).
Sony's romantic comedy About Last Night starring Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy came in second place at the box office and the action-packed RoboCop reboot from Sony and MGM - featuring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton - captured third place.