With a "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel, a trippy horror flick and a movie entirely about Legos all in theaters, this weekend had something for everybody. But please don't get your movie theaters mixed up.
Holding on to the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row is "The Lego Batman Movie," bringing in an estimated $34 million. That pushes Bruce Wayne and company past $98 million in domestic ticket sales.
And while this sequel has a long way to go to catch up to the original romantic thriller, it’s still dominating overseas.
"Fifty Shades Darker" made about $89 million this weekend in foreign ticket sales pushing the worldwide total past $276 million. And remember, this movie only cost the good folks at Universal Pictures $55 million to make.
In other words, a sequel is on the way, and movie critics can go kick rocks.
Just barely making it to third place this weekend is "The Great Wall," bringing in an estimated $18 million — a domestic opening that would be fine if "The Great Wall" didn't come with a $150 million price tag.
"This is a really good monster movie for 8-year-olds," Alonso Duralde said during "What the Flick?!"
Fortunately, though, China, the world's second largest movie market, seems to be picking up the slack. "The Great Wall" has pulled in $170 million in China alone since its December debut, and the worldwide total sits just below $245 million without any U.S. money.
As for next week, it's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" but a little more frightening — "Get Out."