About Last Night Takes 2nd Place at The Box Office
According to USA Today, the '80s returned to theaters this weekend, but they were no match for a 70-year-old toy. The Lego Movie held off a raft of 1980s remakes over the Valentine's Day weekend, crossing the $100 million mark in only 10 days to become the biggest movies of the young year. Lego snapped up $48.8 million, according to studio estimates from Rentrak, giving the animated comedy its second consecutive box-office crown. Lego has built up $129.1 million in two weekends. Still, audiences found love for Valentine's Day weekend redos, led by Kevin Hart's About Last Night, which took second place with $29 million. The debut met most analysts' expectations, and gave Hart his second big debut following his cop comedy Ride Along, which opened to $41.5 million in January. Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo credits distributor Sony Pictures
for an aggressive marketing campaign that "features Kevin Hart, who is
undoubtedly a box-office draw following the success of last month's Ride Along." The remake of the 1986 comedy with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore was a hit with critics and audiences. More than three-fourths of the nation's reviewers recommended the movie, says Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers were more smitten, giving the film an A-minus, according to pollsters CinemaScore.
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