The LEGO Batman Movie finally opened this weekend, and it faces stiff competition in the form of sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2. Now, the estimates are in. and the Dark Knight returns to the top of the box office.
LEGO Batman has opened with about $53 million domestically, placing it at #1. It beats Fifty Shades‘ $46.6m intake. While this is a great figure, it is a little lower than the expected $60M+ debut. It’s also less than The LEGO Movie‘s $69M opening back in 2014, but that film opened with much less competition. Plus, bad weather on the East Coast could have played a factor.
Overseas, LEGO Batman opened with $37.2 million from 60 markets. This brings its worldwide total to around $90.2 million. The movie has already made back its $80 million production budget, and it will likely have some strong legs for the next few weeks, resulting in a very profitable film for Warner Bros.
Did you see The LEGO Batman Movie this weekend? If so, what did you think? You can check out our glowing review of the movie HERE.
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