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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of February 19, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

This past weekend saw the release of a few less impressive films such as Fist Fight, The Great Wall, and A Cure for Wellness, none of which managed to top last weekend’s top two contenders.

Finishing on top for the second weekend in a row was The LEGO Batman Movie, which dropped a minor 35.4 percent in this second weekend to take in an estimated $34.2 million. While its first weekend wasn’t as profitable as the studio had hoped, the good word of mouth seems to be doing it some good.

In second place is Fifty Shades Darker with $21 million. The film dropped an estimated 55 percent from its first weekend, marking a disappointing second weekend after an already-disappointing first weekend. Make no mistake, given the film’s $55 million budget, and its current worldwide cume of $275 million, this is still a huge success. Compared to the first film’s performance, however, it’s doubtful the sequel will be able to match its box office when all said and done.

At number three is The Great Wall, a film which saw a decent amount of criticism thanks to its casting of Matt Damon of a film set in China — and that controversy seems to have affected its bottom line inNorth America. In its opening weekend, it took in a paltry $18.1 million. Luckily, they seem to be making up for that at the foreign box office, though it’s still a big question as to whether or not they’ll be able to break even when all said and done.

Now let’s venture on to worldwide numbers!

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker dominates the global box office once again this week with an impressive $64.7 million worldwide, with over $43.7 million generated in 59 international territories and $276.9 million to date. The LEGO Batman Movie from Warner Bros. also had a strong second weekend piecing together a $55.7 million performance and is now at $170.8 million worldwide. Universal’s The Great Wall opened in North America this weekend and has now banked $262.7 million at the global box office.”

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 19, are below.

  1. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $64.7M
  2. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $55.7M
  3. Great Wall, The – Universal – $37.1M
  4. La La Land – Lionsgate – $36.2M
  5. John Wick: Chapter 2 – Lionsgate – $32.1M
  6. xXx: Return of Xander Cage – Paramount – $28M
  7. Sing – Universal – $19.6M
  8. Split – Universal – $15.9M
  9. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $14.4M
  10. Fist Fight – $12.0M

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 19, are below.

  1. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $34.2M
  2. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $21.0M
  3. Great Wall, The – Universal – $18.1M
  4. John Wick: Chapter 2 – Lionsgate – $16.5M
  5. Fist Fight – Warner Bros – $12.0M
  6. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $7.1M
  7. Split – Universal – $7.0M
  8. Dog’s Purpose, A – Universal – $5.6M
  9. La La Land – Lionsgate – $4.5M
  10. Cure For Wellness, A – 20th Century Fox – $4.2M

What do you think of this past weekend’s box office? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.