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'The Lego Movie 2' Opens No.1 But Everything Is Not Awesome

'The Lego Movie 2' Opens No.1 But Everything Is Not Awesome Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: February 11, 2019 01:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the weekend's top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's estimated $35 million haul came well shy of expectations.

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The animated sequel had been forecast to open with around $50 million. Instead, it debuted with about half the $69 million the 2014 original did, despite good reviews and an A-minus CinemaScore.

In second was "What Men What," starring Taraji P. Henson in a loose remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson comedy. It opened with $19 million.

The Liam Neeson thriller "Cold Pursuit" debuted with $10.8 million. Earlier in the week, Neeson drew heavy criticism after he acknowledged wanting to kill a random black person when a close friend told him she had been raped by a black man.

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