Sunday, 19 August, 2018

'Lego Ninjago' A No-Go At The Box Office

Kingsman 2 SGKingsman 2 stars Taron Egerton and Poppy Delevingne in a very raunchy moment
Stacy Diaz | 25 September, 2017, 19:13

At $39 million, The Golden Circle is the fifth highest September debut ever before inflation. It's also on pace to add an estimated $61.2 million from 55 worldwide markets this weekend. It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), which is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.

The sequel, which stars Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, has earned $39 million (£28.9 million) to take the number one spot from horror movie It.

Moviegoers gave The Golden Circle a decent B-plus CinemaScore.

In the "LEGO Ninjago Movie" world, however, the dynamic of hero and villain is more than your typical animated/action film (think Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker), for instance, Garmadon continues to attack the City of Ninjago over and over again, but is consistently foiled by five ninjas (voices of Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Abbi Jacobson, representing earth, water, fire, lightening and ice). However, it comes in under projections of $40 million (£29.6 million).

Stephen King's It adaptation comes in at two with $30 million (£22.2 million), bringing its North American total to $266 million (£197.1 million). The Lego Batman Movie delivered almost $160M less worldwide than the original Lego Movie ($312M to $469.2M), and Ninjago will gross far less than Batman.

Focus Features' Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as her attendant Abdul Karim, will gross an estimated $152,000 from four locations, for a strong per-theater average of $37,933. All of these numbers come by way of Entertainment Weekly, which has a full breakdown of this weekend's box office.

And Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is poised to crack the top 10 with an estimated $1.7 million from 574 locations.