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The LEGO Movie Connects With Major Box Office Cash

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Warner Bros.’ decision to return to animated films after a three year break proved to be a wise one. The LEGO Movie earned a spectacular $69.1 million this weekend, making it the second-largest February opening ever behind 2004′s Passion of the Christ. Studio and film analysts predicted the Village Roadshow co-financed pic would generate an opening in the $40 to $55 million neighborhood. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Will Arnett better prep their voices for inevitable sequel.

Though not as huge, George Clooney’s WWII film exceeded expectations as well. The Monuments Men raked in an estimated $22.7 million and earned a respectable ‘B+’ CinemaScore. The film gives Clooney his best opening as a director. The Ides of March opened at $10.5 million and Leatherheads at $12.7 million.

Vampire Academy also opened this weekend but very poorly. The film only managed to suck about $4.1 million from moviegoers. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

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With the number of eyeballs glued to the television set during the Super Bowl, naturally movie studios take advantage of the massive opportunity to promote their big budget productions. Don’t expect any rom-coms in the bunch. It’s all testosterone-fueled flicks. Get ready to be bombarded with explosions, special effects, superheroes and of course… the Muppets. Check out all the trailers below.

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