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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

comScore announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of February 12, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

The race between The LEGO Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t much of a competition, with LEGO Batman beating out the former film by nearly $10 million domestically at $55.6 million. While that was enough to secure the weekend for the animated spinoff, that’s still a disappointing number for a film that’s garnered so much positive buzz in the past week. The studio, and Box Office Mojo pegged the film to take in at least $60 million in its opening weekend. It’s not terribly far off, but considering all that it’s had going in it’s favor, it is a bit disappointing.

This is especially sad when compared to Fifty Shades Darker, which took in $46.8 million. Unlike LEGO Batman, Fifty Shades as an embarrassing 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, and a “meh” B+ Cinemascore (Compared to The LEGO Batman movie, which got an A-).

In third place is John Wick: Chapter 2 with $30 million — more than double what its predecessor made in its opening weekend. You can chalk that up to the stellar first film, along with the positive reception to the sequel. Given the film’s presumed $40 million budget, it’ll likely have to break around $90-100 million to break even, but given this positive initial momentum — along with the promise of a thriving home release — we don’t think that’ll be a problem. 

Now, let’s take a quick look at the box office on the worldwide front!

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker felt the love from global audiences as it earned an impressive $146.9 million worldwide, with over $100 million generated in 57 international territories. That franchise film was followed by another piece of branded entertainment with fellow newcomer The LEGO Batman Movie from Warner Bros. constructing a solid $92.6 million 61 territory second place worldwide debut.”

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 12, are below.

  1. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $146.9M
  2. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $92.6M
  3. xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage – Paramount Pictures – $70.8M
  4. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $40.6M
  5. Split – Universal – $17.8M
  6. La La Land – Lionsgate – $16.5M
  7. Kung Fu Yoga – Multiple – $16.0M
  8. Rings – Paramount – $15.4M
  9. Cook Up A Storm – Multiple – $12.1M

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 12, are below.

  1. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $55.6M
  2. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $46.8M
  3. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $30.0M
  4. Split – Universal – $9.3M
  5. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $8.0M
  6. Dog’s Purpose, A – Universal – $7.4M
  7. Rings – Paramount – $5.8M
  8. La La Land – Lionsgagte – $5.0M
  9. Lion – TWC – $4.1M
  10. Space Between Us, The – $1.8M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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.