Box office update: 'The Lego Movie' builds a $17.1 million Friday, 'Monuments Men' surprises with $7 million

Box office update: 'The Lego Movie' builds a $17.1 million Friday, 'Monuments Men' surprises with $7 million
The toys of everyone’s youth are on track to strike box office gold. Warner Bros.The Lego Movie (Cinema Score: A) pulled in an astonishing $17.1 million Friday, far exceeding studio expectations and putting the movie on track for at least a $56 – $60 million weekend.

The $60 million film from writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller effectively iced Frozen’s 11-week reign (which, at $1.41 million, didn’t even make Friday’s top five). The joint Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow pic played in 3,775 theaters, and a sequel is reportedly already in development with screenwriters Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. But as far as February records are concerned,
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