Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

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An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
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February 10th, 2014

"The Lego Movie" easily took the lead at the box office during the weekend of Friday, February 7. Earnings of $69,110,000 helped the family-friendly film land in top place. Emmet is perfectly content with his life as a construction worker, but a strange discovery at his work site pulls Emmet into a plot to overthrow the calculating Lord Business. As he rubs shoulders with the Master Builders, Emmet discovers a destiny he never knew he had. Action and crude humor contribute to the movie's PG rating.

"The Monuments Men" debuted with $22,700,000. During the last days of World War II, a different kind of mission takes place. A squad assembles with the hope of retrieving priceless historical artifacts and artworks from Nazi control. Racing against time, the experts will face tough odds and huge challenges. Historical smoking and images of war violence contribute to a PG-13 rating.

"Vampire Academy" earned $4,101,000 during its first weekend in theaters. Rose and Lissa's relationship goes beyond the typical high school friendship. Lissa might be the future ruler of the Moroi, a group of peaceful vampires. Rose swears to protect her friend, but life at St. Vladimir's Academy presents some serious difficulties. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content, violence, bloody images and language.

Continuing Films

"Ride Along" earned $9,400,000, surpassing the $105 million mark in overall profits. James isn't above using his sway as a police detective to chase off his sister's undesirable suitor. When he brings Angela's neurotic fiancé along during a typical day, James secretly hopes that the Atlanta streets will prove his future brother-in-law's total ineptitude. The comedy has a PG-13 rating for mature content, brief strong language and sequences of violence.

"Frozen" brought in $6,914,000, bringing total profits to more than $368 million. Even with her sister missing and the kingdom locked in an icy spell, Anna isn't one to give up. She sets out to make things right, no matter what it takes. The friends she makes along the way will offer invaluable help. "Frozen" has a PG rating for some action and mild rude humor.

"That Awkward Moment" earned $5,540,000, meaning that total earnings now reach over $16 million. Mikey, Daniel and Jason have no problem finding dates, but their strongest loyalty is to each other. Try as they might to avoid romantic complications, the three friends are about to grow up and learn how hard it is to ignore true love. The romantic comedy has an R rating for language and mature content.

"Lone Survivor" has brought in over $112 million since its debut. This past weekend, the war film earned $5,300,000. Recounting the brave battle of a small team of Navy SEALs, the movie takes place in Afghanistan in 2005. When an already risky mission escalates into a nearly impossible situation, the men band together to fight the biggest fight of their lives. The film's R rating is due to strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.

Movies to DVD

"Ender's Game" arrives out on DVD on Tuesday, February 11. Ender Wiggin has trained all his life to become a warrior, carving a place for himself at the competitive Battle School. The powers that be are keeping secrets from Ender. When he learns the truth, it may change everything he's accomplished so far. "Ender's Game" has a PG-13 rating for violence, thematic material and sci-fi action.

"The Best Man Holiday" picks up years after the events in "The Best Man." Mia is arranging for the old friends to get back together during the holiday season. Once they're in the same room, it doesn't take long for old flirtations and problems to reignite. Mature content, brief nudity and language contribute to an R rating.

"All is Lost" stars Robert Redford in the story of one man's struggle for survival. While undertaking a solo yacht journey, a man finds himself at the mercy of the elements. It is his ingenuity and resilience against a dangerous storm and the open waters. The PG-13 rating is due to brief strong language.

"How I Live Now" stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a teenage girl who ends up in the English countryside during a time of international strife. As she reluctantly makes friends with her relatives, the situation around the globe grows worse. Eventually, nuclear war throws Daisy's life into disarray. The dystopian film has an R rating for violence, disturbing images, language and some mature content.

In "Austenland," a woman gets a chance to experience life during her favorite Jane Austen novels. No man can live up the fictional heroes that Jane Hayes obsesses over, but once she arrives at an Austen-themed resort, Jane must accept that her fantasies might not be realistic. "Austenland" has a PG-13 rating for suggestive content and some innuendo.