‘Robocop’ Tops ‘Lego Movie’ in Debut as Storms Whack Box Office

'Robocop' Tops 'Lego Movie' in Debut as Storms Whack Box Office

MGM's action remake is No. 1 with $2.8 million, but weather socking much of the nation looms ominously over the holiday weekend

“Robocop” knocked “The Lego Movie” out of the top spot at the domestic box office with a $2.8 million opening day Wednesday, and first-night moviegoers gave it a “B+” CinemaScore.

Warner Bros.’ animated comedy was second with $2.2 million, but the real story may be the bad weather blanketing parts of the East, South and Midwest.

“The Lego Movie” had done $3.4 million on Monday and $3.1 million Tuesday in lifting its domestic total to $77.9 million after five days. It's projected to top MGM's “Robocop” and repeat as No. 1 over the upcoming Presidents Day weekend.

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The toy tale is projected to take in as much as $55 million over the four-day holiday period by analysts, with “Robocop” at $45 million. But if the bad weather holds or worsens, they won't hit those numbers.

“The Lego Movie” is in 3,775 theaters while “Robocop” is in 3,372, and both are in 3D.

  • seriouslywrap?

    it could be sunny and 75 across the country and robocop still wouldn't get anywhere near $45. who is this mystery analyst?

    • cetrata

      I was expecting maybe 30 million for robocop.

  • Joey

    RoboCop is not in 3D.

  • Bradley

    Thank you @Joey. Robocop is not and will never be in 3D (this 2014 version anyway). This was an error in his article two days ago as well. No 3D, kind sir.